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Bikes Belong hires new marketing manager • Scott apologizes for shortage of popular models • Dahon tightens pricing policy

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 1:53 AM MT—Spanish brand BH opened the doors to its first-ever concept store last week in the Rio Norte Business Park in Alcobendas just north of Madrid.

Trek names new marketing personnel • Bianchi plans presence at Tour of California • Atlantic City trade shows join forces

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) Friday May 11 2012 10:16 AM MT—Dorel Industries’ bike division posted its best quarter ever in the first three months of 2012 as IBD sales increased in the U.S., Europe and Japan, the company said in an earnings press release issued Friday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN) Friday May 11 2012 10:00 AM MT—Ben Capron, a former marketing director at Specialized Bicycle, is the new CEO of Osmo Nutrition, a sports nutrition company offering specific drink formulas for hydration, nutrition and recovery.

Bike festival to honor late retailer Hughes • People for Bikes hits milestone • 130 events planned for CycloFemme

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 11:57 AM MT—Bicycle Technologies International and SmartEtailing are launching BTI Sync, which combines BTI's catalog with SmartEtailing's product library, allowing subscribing dealers to display the results in their websites.

Tagged Distributor news

What slump? Ski show sells out • Gates Carbon Drive sponsors mountain bike team • Tern sponsors London folding bike race • QBP's outdoor division offers Gibbon slackline product

As middle-class incomes rise and consumerism abounds, Western brands feel out future opportunity in the fast-changing country.

By Nicole Formosa

Tagged From the Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 9:59 AM MT—Through March this year suppliers imported 312,306 more bikes compared with the same period last year, with kids' bikes categories making big gains, according to figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 5:59 PM MT—Serotta has entered into a partnership agreement with financial services firm Bradway Capital to accelerate the handcrafted bike manufacturer’s research, design and production.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox’s first-quarter sales totaled $45.7 million, up 6.5 percent from $42.9 million in the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Scott Sports partners with Vendor-link • Public Bikes to open pop-up store • VeloPress offers NA edition of Slaying the Badger • Shimano T.E.C. offers employee purchase program • Brooks offers limited edition saddle

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 10:47 AM MT—Americans want to maintain or increase funding for biking and working projects, according to a new study funded by the America Bikes advocacy group.

Scott sponsors Windham World Cup • Alpine Bike Parks offers engineered bike park features • Primal Wear sponsors IMBA World Summit • Former world champ Fabien Barel joins E*Thirteen

Wednesday is the LAST DAY to submit photos for Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' special Memorial Day Issue!

Tagged BRAIN News

Raleigh hires Landsaat as R&D manager • KB Sales to rep Louis Garneau in NorCal, Nevada • Citigroup sponsor NYC bike share program to tune of $41 million

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 8 2012 10:11 AM MT—Interbike is opening registration for its 2012 expo and has launched a new website that promises better navigation, and more industry information.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 8 2012 9:57 AM MT—Six female cyclists are deep in training mode this month in preparation for the grueling challenge of riding every stage of the Tour de France in July.

Tagged People

Editor's note:The following article is part of a package of stories on the Chinese bike market than ran in the April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Nicole Formosa

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