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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years of licensing its brand name to an Italian company for use outside of North America, Bell Helmets has reacquired the worldwide rights to its brand in the powersports market.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) Advanced Sports International will shift production of bikes destined for the EU to Ideal’s China and Poland factories to achieve more competitive pricing, reduce logistics and shorten lead times.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and World Bicycle Relief raised $90,000 through its July "Trek Match" program. Trek will match the donation to WBR, which will be used to provide about 1,500 bikes to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s overall sales through June were $1.4 billion (133.1 billion yen), up from $1.3 billion (123.6 billion yen) over the first six months last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Organizers of next year’s Taipei Cycle Show are calling out now for entries in its annual design and innovation contest—one of the premier events at the international expo.

Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show

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.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

Tagged People

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. 

Chris Wilmshurst
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. 
 
Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

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.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Nicola Pettenò

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. 

Tagged BRAIN News

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.

Tagged Web/Internet / Racing & Sponsorship

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.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

Tagged People

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