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HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported 9 percent growth in sales and 13 percent rise in net profit for the first six months of the year, according to earnings figures released Friday by the Dutch company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Following an intensive week-long training session, Quality Bicycle Products has earned the accreditation to become an authorized DT Swiss service center.

Tagged Distributor news

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima is in the process of consolidating all manufacturing and assembly to its facility in Nanjing, China, where the majority of the company’s manufacturing already takes place.

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Interbike’s show director, Andy Tompkins, told Raleigh dealers that the annual show will again be in Las Vegas for 2012 as he laid out plans to put some zest back into this September’s show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for unlawful competition with their Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles.

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has taken over sales of its Focus brand in the U.K. from Wiggle as part of a new strategy to start direct distribution in that region.

Online retailer Wiggle had been Focus’ exclusive distributor in the U.K.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nine senior transportation leaders and policy makers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, visited Minneapolis to tour the city’s vast bicycling network last week.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association has released the OIA VantagePoint June Monthly Trend Report, which reveals that compared to the general retail sector, outdoor product sales notched a smaller-than-anticipated 2.7 percent sales increase for the five-week fiscal month of June to $1.23 billion.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima will be moving its manufacturing and office to downtown Eugene, Oregon, about three miles from their current location.

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Some 100 Raleigh retailers heard the company’s president, Steve Meineke, tell them Wednesday that Raleigh is refocusing its long-term strategy on supporting so-called “cause” rides, events that attract thousands of cyclists every year.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition released a new tip sheet that will help bike companies conduct easy and effective in-district meetings with members of Congress. Letting representatives know that “Bikes Mean Business” is essential to making the case for continued federal investment in bicycling.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear recently unveiled its new 8,800 square foot facility to the masses with an open house that drew cycling teams, advocacy groups and acquaintances.

Tagged Events

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology has restructured its team, while adding several new employees.

Tagged People

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design director of North American sales Kendall Young has left the company to pursue new opportunities.

"A decade is a considerable tenure with any company and while this is a difficult decision, I sense the time is right for all,” Young said.

Tagged People

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo will be renamed ISPO Bike next year and move to Aug. 16 to 19 as it looks to become a must-attend industry tradeshow.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—As Felt Bicycles introduced its 2012 product offerings to the cycling media at its Irvine, California headquarters yesterday, the company looks to bring its racing and performance heritage to a wider audience with more options at better price points.

Tagged Events

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Joe Lawwill has joined Shimano American Corporation as the mountain bike marketing specialist.

Based out of company headquarters in Irvine, California, he will take over all aspects of mountain bike marketing including advertising, sponsorship, events and public relations.

Tagged People

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—More than 575 retailers from around the United States joined 170 international dealers at the 2012 Specialized Dealer Event in Monterey, California. It concluded over the weekend.

Tagged Events

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Norbert Olberz, founder of Sport Chalet, passed away from natural causes last Friday. He was 86.

Tagged People


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