HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group announced Wednesday that it would increase its minority stake in Derby Cycle AG to approximately 22 percent.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—The Munich District Court in Germany has granted a preliminary ex parte injunction against several Dahon North America products for design patent violation. The design patent covers Dahon’s Ios and Vector models, which Dahon North America has been offering as part of its 2012 range.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Dealers, distributors and press will stream into Messe Friedrichshafen this morning by the thousands as the Eurobike tradeshow opens in Southern Germany. (Click on title and then open file to right of headline to view Eurobike PDF Newsletter).
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has bolstered its U.S. sales team by adding more reps, while wrapping up their Spring '12 pre-booking season. Spring ‘12 prebookings are already reaching record highs for Canari, and the custom apparel department continues its 35 percent growth trend.
GRANBURY, TX (BRAIN)—DannyShane has added Turning Point, based in Boise, Idaho, to represent the cycling apparel product line in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has extended its deadline for retail attendee registration to September 2.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike attendees will have plenty of opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of triathlon thanks to special VIP access to the Ironman World Championship 70.3 the day before Interbike begins and an expansive Tri Zone at the expo itself.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has elected new board members.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—To celebrate urban cycling and give the fast-growing category a dedicated platform, Interbike will debut the Urban Yard, presented by Chrome Industries at the industry trade show Sept. 14-16.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Q Cycle LLC, the exclusive distributor of Exustar products in the U.S. market, will close its doors after two and a half years in business.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (BRAIN)—Shimano is expanding its neutral support program in Latin America by sponsoring the granddaddy of all adventure races: La Ruta de los Conquistadores.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles sold 73,000 electric bicycles in the first nine months of the year, a jump of nearly 86 percent from the same time period last year, according to an earnings report released by the company on Monday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Silverfish have ended their distribution partnership for the UK market after seven years.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale’s global marketing director Frank Hwang is no longer with the company.
Cannondale officials didn’t say much about the internal change, but Bob Burbank, the company’s general manager, issued a brief statement confirming Hwang’s departure and wishing him well.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Raleigh UK will now distribute Dahon in the United Kingdom.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired industry veteran Russell Bockin as national sales manager. He replaces Jack Gresmer, who is now at Light & Motion.
POZZOLEONE, Italy—Selle Royal has made a minority investment in Retül for the purpose of “supercharging” the company’s existing business model.
Retül is a Boulder, Colorado-based bike fit technology company.
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin has just introduced a new Authorized Fitness Reseller Program.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (BRAIN)—While Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern seaboard many retailers are already bracing for its impact—and not just the possible physical toll.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery is no longer affiliated with Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp, according to Chris Zigmont, one of the partners in Lifeboat Events.