BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—After a year away from the Chicagoland area, Turin Bicycles is back in the Windy City with a new store that will emphasize its own branded bikes, clothing and accessories.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is now sponsoring 2012 Paralympic Games competitor Steve Peace. Peace suffered a life-changing stroke in 2006, and since then has battled back to become one of the top para-cyclists in the world.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Micky Dymond, a top pro motocross and supercross racer from the 1980s and 1990s, is training to compete in the 2014 Race Across America in the solo division.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Wheelmakers are preparing to take on cycling competition's governing body, the UCI, over testing the Swiss body requires for wheels used in sanctioned competition.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian government announced earlier this month that it would eliminate tariffs on several categories of imported goods, from baby clothes to skis and snowboards to golf and hockey equipment.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales were $183.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $207.1 million a year earlier.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group, the new investment group that recently purchased Mad Fiber, has hired industry veterans Jasen Thorpe and Brett Lindstrom.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Danielle Said as its senior marketing manager of digital, communications and e-commerce for North America.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Bike maker SwiftCarbon Technologies HK Ltd. is opening its first U.S. subsidiary, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and managed by former Blue Competition Cycles manager Chance Regina.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The international Taipei Cycle Show posted double-digit growth as visitors from a variety of Asian nations continued to step up their interest in higher-value bicycles, components and accessories.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s Sporting Goods saw net income rise 10 percent to $291 million for its fiscal year ended Feb. 2 as net sales jumped 12 percent to $5.84 billion, according to the company’s 10-K filing.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — REI increased sales by 7.4 percent to $1.93 billion in 2012 but saw net income drop 3.9 percent to $29 million due to tighter margins, according to the company’s year-end earnings statement.
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition, which was founded as a vendor of custom sports nutrition products sold consumer direct, has launched its first retail product line at specialty stores.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects Inc., the maker of the Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, recently added several new employees.