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Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article first appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

MONTEREY, CA—The last eight months have been a trying and uncertain time for Matt Bracken, Jim Hale and Jay Seiter.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article originally appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 7, 2012

Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d'Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2012

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 5:13 AM MT—Norco has renamed its distributor business and launched a complementing website called livetoplaysports.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 7, 2012

Electra adds Supplier Sync for SmartEtailing dealers • Panda Bicycles features on Discovery Channel show Thursday • Turner auctions bike to benefit SoCal high school league

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2012

NEWARK, DE (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 11:01 AM MT—Wooden Wheels Bike Shop is expanding to a second location in Wilmington, Delaware, about 20 miles northeast of its flagship store in Newark.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine / Mobile bike apps
Posted June 7, 2012

Led by GoPro, action cameras explode at retail.

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted June 6, 2012

Hincapie Sportswear names Evans Cycles as U.K. distributor • GoPro founder an Entrepreneur of the Year • MerchantOS offers online product listing through amlbs.com • Sinclair hires Echevarria and Steverman • GranFondo Whistler brings back VeloSpoke expo

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 3:33 PM MT—After an unseasonably warm March that boosted bike shop sales 29 percent, April sales gains were more modest, according to a recent report by Leisure Trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 6, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 11:15 AM MT—Endurance event and media company Competitor Group Inc. and running retailer The Running Speciality Group are among the partners in a new $9 million investment in the fitness app company MapMyFitness.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2012

Serfas hires Jason Norman as marketing director • Clif Bar to donate $100,000 to advocacy from 2 Mile Challenge • Darn Tough adds Brandywine reps in Mid-Atlantic • CamelBak announces new sales reps in Mid-Atlantic

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2012

Glenbrook Partners invests in Boa Technology • Kali Pro enters road bike helmet market

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2012

BANDON, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday June 5 2012 6:07 PM MT— After spending 17 years as a certified public accountant, former pro road racer Karl Maxon is now keeping the books for his new Oregon shop, South Coast Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 5, 2012

National Retail Federation: organized retail crime on the rise • Zoic offers giveaway to shop employees • DealerCamp to feature big money, high altitude 'cross race • Boulder to hold public hearing Tuesday on race finish

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 5:39 PM MT— Sport Chalet saw same-store sales drop 5.3 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, contributing to a loss of $3.8 million, as unseasonably mild weather continued to be a drag on earnings.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 4, 2012

WORCESTER, MA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 3:15 PM MT—Barney’s Bicycles has moved to a new building that offers better exposure to customer traffic, and is reinventing its old location as a used and vintage shop.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 4, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 12:33 PM MT—Interbike will add a custom-builder area and will feature new products in a special section called The LAB at its 2012 show, scheduled for September 19-21 in Las Vagas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 4, 2012

Vancouver: the next Copenhagen? • Cobalt Commerce integrates POS with website • Performance marks 30th anniversary with trip to Australia contest

Posted in North America

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