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Posted May 1, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — It’s possible, in some distant future, that an e-commerce customer support specialist with literary and dramatic aspirations will write a stage musical set in her cube farm.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jim Kelley has been promoted to president of The NPD Group's Sports and Leisure Trends businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has moved into a new 2,000-square-foot headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., that features a warehouse, lobby area, office space and an upstairs loft.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers interested in getting an 8 percent discount on Intebike booth space must be current members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association as of May 16, the organization is reminding.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted April 30, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Peter Flax is leaving Bicycling magazine, where he has been editor in chief since 2010. Flax is being replaced temporarily by Bill Strickland, Bicycling's current editor at large, according to a letter sent to staffers by Rodale president Scott D. Schulman on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2014
But company acknowledges slower-than-expected start in action-camera market.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported double-digit growth in first-quarter revenue for all business segments except automotive/mobile, where declining demand for personal navigation devices dragged sales down 4 percent compared with a year earlier. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has entered into a three-year deal with Osmo Nutrition making the brand the official hydration partner to USA Cycling and Team USA Cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 30, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's new model year 2015 road hydraulic brakes are in production, but the company will not ship the brakes until early May. SRAM recalled its entire road hydraulic brake product line in December.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 29, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Industry expert Jay Townley will share "The Top 10 Secrets of Super-Successful Bike Shops" in a pair of presentations at the 2014 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show and Convention, set for Oct. 10-12 at the DuPage Expo Center outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 29, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon held a conference for its Asian distributors last weekend in Pattaya, Thailand. This year the company has expanded its regional events, with distributor conferences in Asia and Europe.

Posted in International
Posted April 29, 2014
Some events to put on your calendar.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — National Bike Month kicks off Thursday, May 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 29, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group has bought Tri-Cycle Bicycle Rentals, which rents bikes at multisport events in the Northeast.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted April 28, 2014
The 2008 Felt S22 is among the recalled bikes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has expanded a recall, first announced in 2010, to include some earlier and later model year bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 28, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined Osprey Packs Inc. in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey's operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns, and human resources.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 28, 2014
Downeast's retail ticket page.

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has updated its website with a more flexible feature to produce retail price stickers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2014

NEW YORK — A new study of retail consumer behavior finds the line is blurring between online and brick-and-mortar shopping and that "digital interactions" (including in-store smartphone research and at-home online research) influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store — and 50 cents of every dollar s

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CycleFemme is working with bike share programs in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colo., to provide bikes for participants in Gloabl Women's Cycling Day, May 11.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 25, 2014

CINNCINATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is now sponsoring the 5-Hour Energy presented by Kenda Racing Team, a Continental-registered road cycling team.

Infinit will provide its custom and pre-set products for the team's training and racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 25, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Carbondale, Colo.,-based PR agency Backbone Media is now representing The Feed, a subscription energy food and nutrition coaching provider.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — After just over a year in business, Coast In Bikes is the first IBD in Milwaukee to add a café space to its retail store.

Posted in Retail News

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