HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Storck's new U.S. office will be in Houston and headed up by Tony Tanner, a former senior vice president of retail for The Mann Group, a retail consultancy.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —POC is now using Channel IQ's third-party MAP enforcement services. Channel IQ will police advertised retail prices for the Swedish brand's products. The company also has recently hired 13 outside sales reps in the U.S. to service bike retailers.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has re-launched an expanded version of its Factory Service program, offering service for a variety of suspension and brake brands.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America's SBS will begin distributing Selle Royal products in the U.S. this month; Selle Royal products will continue to be available from QBP and Highway Two, as well.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.
Editor's note: This article was first published on BicycleRetailer.com on Thursday. On Friday a spokesman for PCMR contacted BRAIN to tell us that he was unaware of any communications between Wrona and the PCMR. His comments have been added to the article.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation will be taking over Canadian distribution of BMC bicycles from Outdoor Gear Canada, effective Friday, the company announced. Canadian retailers will have access to U.S. inventory and begin working with the U.S. office starting Sept.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the second round of categories and nominees for the 2014 Interbike Awards, including retailer, athlete and advocacy designations.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc., which has owned Velo magazine, VeloNews.com and VeloPress since 2008, is now interested in selling off the brands, a spokesman for the San Diego-based company said Thursday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Merchandise sales at IBDs fell 5 percent in June over the same period in 2013 to total $373 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's latestRetailTrak IBD sales summary. And although unit sales fell 8 percent, average retail-selling prices rose 4 percent over June 2013.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sapim USA will be giving away a Zipp 404 clincher wheelset to a shop that displays a Sapim sticker on its front door, van or elsewhere.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media participants at last month's PressCamp in Utah have chosen Smith's new Overtake road helmet as the best new product introduced at the event.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has enacted a minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and a new e-commerce sales policy, each effective immediately.
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The company behind Optic Nerve sunglasses and goggles is renaming itself and launching a second sunglass brand, to be called One by Optic Nerve.
QUEBEC (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Redline BMX bikes in Canada, starting with the 2015 model year. Redline is owned by Accell North America.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two, a California-based distributor, is pledging to donate 1 percent of its sales to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.