CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Optical brand Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 12th consecutive quarter of revenue growth as sales ticked up 2 percent in the first quarter of 2014.
DENVER (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court in Colorado has issued a temporary restraining order against the former U.S. distributor of Squirt chain lube.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the first time in 2014, IBDs posted growth in sales dollars and units in March.
MACON, Ga. (BRAIN) — As of May 1, Thomson Bike Products is requiring retailers to have signed its minimum advertised price and online sales policies before they can order products from the company's distributors.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond Inc., which owns the protective brand POC, is reporting that its first-quarter 2014 sales were up 7 percent, to $54.5 million, while gross margins were up 70 basis points to 38.4 percent.
MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is extending the deadline for retailers to participate in its Supplier Scorecard program to May 16.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.
POTOMAC, Md. (BRAIN) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is being remembered as perhaps cycling's greatest supporter in congressional history.
Oberstar died at his home in Maryland early Saturday. He was 79 and his family said the cause of death was unknown.
SURREY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bike parking rack supplier Reliance Foundry is holding a competition for bike commuters that will award a grand prize of $5,000 in bike equipment to the commuter who can "best express how biking to work has impacted their life and/or the lives of their co-workers or employees."
CARBONDALE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brian Holcombe, the Web editor for Competitor Group Inc.'s VeloNews.com site, has joined PR agency Backbone Media.
CLEVELAND (BRAIN) — The 7th annual Century Cycles' Bike to School Challenge will get underway Monday as more than 4,000 students from six schools will try to rack up even more numbers than they have in previous years.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM puts 1-by-11 within reach of more mountain bikers with the new X1 group, its first such offering to hit a price point less than $1,000.
WATERLOO, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Trek retailers are now selling a new disc-brake equipped version of the Trek Domane, the company's endurance road bikes.
The Domane line features Trek's IsoSpeed feature, which isolates the seattube from the seatstays, for improved comfort.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, and subscribers now have the option to receive a dynamic digital edition of the magazine.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — John Quinn has been promoted to USA executive vice president at Scott Sports, as long-time executive vice president Larry Morton and winter sales and soft goods manager Shauna Unser leave the company.
MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling hopes to raise $125,000 this month for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a plan to map and designate bike-friendly corridors across the country.