CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) —After a four-month search, Crankbrothers has named outdoor and action sports industries veteran Andy Palmer as its new general manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh has hired 30-year bicycling and outdoor industry veteran Alan Rowland as director of sales for the West territory.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Voting is open for Saris Cycling Group's third National Poster Contest.
The company has selected first-place posters from each of the states that participated in the contest. Each state winner received a bike, light and helmet.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Chicago.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed legislation to allow states to collect sales tax from online and mail-order retailers, even if those retailers don't have a physical presence in the state.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Below-normal temperatures and the 10th largest March snow coverage on record sent IBD sales into a deep freeze compared with an unusually warm and record-setting March last year, according to March retail sel
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Augmenting its retail development team, Giant USA has promoted Josh Fonner to West regional retail services manager.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Canada-based Onex Corp. has agreed to buy Nielsen Expositions, the owner of Interbike and the Outdoor Retailer shows, from Nielsen Holdings for $950 million.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has bolstered its sales and marketing team, naming Abbie Newell national sales leader and Kenna Quiroga Gray marketing specialist.
GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — ETRA, the European retailer association, has hired Florian Dammer as its new business development manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh is donating $50 to Ride 2 Recovery for certain road bike models sold between now and May 27. Ride 2 Recovery is a national program that uses cycling to help wounded veterans recover.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Strong Santa Ana winds in Southern California coupled with record high temperatures and low humidity have led to a series of wildfires.
SOUTHBURY, CT (BRAIN) — Aaron Bethlenfalvy, formerly Cycling Sports Group’s global vice president of design, has launched a design consulting business, Alpha Dog Design.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant outlined a new unilateral minimum advertised pricing policy in a letter that went out to dealers this week.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Federal officials have seized 10 web domains that were allegedly selling counterfeit products including Specialized bikes, clothing and shoes. Officials said other bike vendors including SRAM, Cervelo and Pinarello assisted in their investigation.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is offering a mail-in consumer rebate on 2013 models of IZIP branded e-bikes and Electro-Drive conversion kits. The program, which applies to models sold from May 1 through July 31, will offer rebates starting at $25 and going up to $250.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports of adult bikes — 24-inch wheel sizes and higher — were up 292,875 bikes over the first quarter in 2012, a 20 percent increase, according to Thursday's release of bicycle import statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.