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Posted July 23, 2010
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group said net profit increased 9 percent through the first half of 2010 while turnover was up 3 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2010
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Swiss Cycling Technology has teamed with CFEprPlus to increase the exposure and sales of their mountain bike product line.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
LYNDON STATION, WI (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jay Townley has seen the future of the U.S. bike business—and it involves retailers collaborating more closely with suppliers, for the benefit of both.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Peter Flax has been named editor-in-chief of Bicycling and editorial director of Mountain Bike. He took over today.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 22, 2010
RENO, NV (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has signed on for another three year term with ITS Logistics to provide warehousing, fulfillment, real time inventory, transaction control and logistic services.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2010
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Canadian government has introduced a bill designed to beef up Canada's consumer product safety laws. The proposed legislation establishes new regulatory measures for suppliers to report incidents and defects related to health and safety.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2010
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Messe München International has brought back its Bike Expo show for a second year, this time with more industry backing and new events.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The House of Representatives passed a miscellaneous tariffs bill on Wednesday that would extend temporary duty suspensions on bicycle tubing, speedometers, road and hydraulic disc brakes and certain rims and cranks.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2010
DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will be the beneficiary of a live auction fundraiser at Lifeboat Event’s DealerCamp later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 21, 2010
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson, managing director of Hutchinson North America, is stepping down on August 5 for a new position in the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 21, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Brandee Lepak is bringing women in Arizona a race of their own.

Lepak is working with race promoter DCB Extreme Adventures to bring the first women’s-only mountain bike race to Arizona.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 20, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Jeff Fox to the newly formed position of bike marketing manager. This news comes on the heels of the recently announced expansion of the Osprey sales force to service the IBD channel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 20, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is hosting four lounges on the show floor of its International Bicycle Expo 2010.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 20, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Haro and Masi launched their 2011 bikes to the press yesterday at the Sheraton Carlsbad, as both brands had different points of emphasis to stress.

For Haro it’s back to the future, as the company looks to reintroduce its “Dare to be Different” slogan.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2010
Got opinions on best business practices? If so, you may be a good fit for BRAIN’s State of Retail panel. We are currently recruiting a new crop of retailers to sit on the next panel. The commitment starts with the October issue and lasts for one year (18 issues). The first answer will be due in late August.
Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2010
"To be good at this you have to be both good on your bike, and also have an understanding of athletics in general. You see a lot of hockey players, lacrosse and soccer players. It's a mix of what we jokingly call 'bike jocks.'"

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has been named one of three Québec finalists (manufacturing category) in Ernst & Young's 2010 Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 19, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Vincero Design for Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Vincero Design was founded in 2008 by Robert Kondilas. Vincero Design is known for its water bottle mount system for bike frames.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 19, 2010
EXETER, NH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Christoper Zigmont has opened up a marketing and business development consultation Web site to the cycling industry.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies will unveil a retail concept store which they expect to have opened for business by early September.

The IZIP Store will be located at 609 Lincoln Boulevard on Highway 1, just south of Santa Monica near the Pacific coast in Venice, California.

Posted in North America

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