MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group reported for a second straight quarter that strong performance in its wholesale division, which includes Southern California-based Oakley, helped propel improved sales for the Italian eyewear company.
OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe. Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes. Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.
SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle.
BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — F.S.A. Europe will be closed for summer holidays from Aug. 5-19. The office will re-open Aug. 20.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric bikes and cargo bikes were the stars of the ISPO BIKE show held here last week.
Some 5,500 trade visitors attended the show at Munich's expo center and a survey found that 66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were their "top destination" for the show.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV posted a 19 percent increase in profit in the first half of 2013 compared to last year despite challenging weather conditions in Europe and the United States.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales slumped 5 percent in the second quarter, a decline parent company Amer Sports attributed to a late start to the cycling season in the U.S. and Central Europe.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — When the tweets, follows and likes were all tallied, Chris Froome was the overall winner in this year's Tour de France social media race, as tracked by Bicycle Retailer.
PARIS, France (BRAIN) — Shimano is claiming victory in the 2013 Tour de France.
TORINO, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T has made two key appointments within its senior management team.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is launching a weekly email newsletter that will deliver the top industry headlines published on our website directly to your inbox.
LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.
LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Jim Glose as part of its global OEM sales team.
Glose has previously worked at Titus Cycles, Tifosi Optics and Speedgoat Bicycles.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.
BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — SealSkinz Ltd, a U.K.-based manufacturer that offers waterproof breathable clothing, has set up a new North American subsidiary here. The company's offerings include waterproof-breathable gloves, hats and socks designed for cycling.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Next season Trek Bicycle will own the WorldTour team it has sponsored and supplied for the last three years.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the Philippines to produce bicycle components. The new facility will enhance its production capabilities in that emerging market, the company said in a statement.