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Posted March 3, 2011
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA (BRAIN)—Edge Technologies, Inc., a provider of point-of-sale (POS) systems to bicycle shops, is making a seamless integration for its customers with VendorLink-Cycling, a provider of supply chain collaboration services to the bicycle shop channel of trade.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2011
CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Velocon Sports has signed a multi-year agreement with German-based Storck Bicycle to be the exclusive United States distributor for the company's road and mountain bike products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 3, 2011
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Jim Wannamaker has stepped down as marketing director for Kenda USA. He will be taking a position at Vee Rubber, as further details will be made available regarding this early next week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 2, 2011
"This is why I ride"

—Campagnolo's Tom Kattus before downing a hotdog and slice of pizza at Wednesday's lunch stop during the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego. For more pictures from the day, click on the link above to BRAIN's Facebook page.
Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Downtown San Diego stores in the Mission Hills area have carved out unique niches to serve the local community. Participants on BRAIN’s Dealer Tour yesterday visited four stores within a three-mile radius, each with distinct personalities.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 2, 2011
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has reopened its Hawley Service Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 2, 2011
BROOKLINE, MA (BRAIN)—Harry Montague, a residential architect, came up with his folding bike design to make it easier to access the Potomac River Trail, the C&O Canal and many other of his favorite rides.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 1, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike shops along Coast Highway 101 have a unique advantage: ride-by traffic. Participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego visited four stores yesterday that benefit from proximity to this scenic coastal stretch popular with cyclists and triathletes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 1, 2011
Want to see pictures from San Diego Dealer Tour Day 1? Click "Visit Link" above to check out our Facebook page.
Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2011
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—This July, when the largest body of travel subsidized retailers ever to attend a trade event gathers at Deer Valley Resort for DealerCamp, their top retail customers may be close behind.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2011
CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Arizona retailer Global Bikes has expanded its footprint with a third location, which opened its doors for business Monday in Chandler, a prominent suburb of Phoenix.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 1, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ellen Hall will bolster marketing efforts at Boulder Cycle Sports, a shop with strong ties with its community that opened a second location last spring. She has accepted a newly created position in marketing at the Boulder, Colorado business owned by Brandon Dwight.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Less than six months after announcing its formation, new triathlon industry trade group Triathlon America pulled in more than 200 people to its inaugural conference this week in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted February 28, 2011
Global Competition Heats Up

By Jason Norman

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2011
By Matt Wiebe

WATERLOO, WI—Material and manufacturing costs are up and the dollar’s down dealing a double whammy to bike suppliers. Unable to absorb the costs any longer, most say they are raising bike prices 3 to 5 percent, on average.

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2011
By Megan Tompkins

BOULDER, CO—Jeff Bailey has seen sales decline yearly since 2006. So when he closed the year up, on the heels of a whopping 33 percent jump in December, he was ecstatic.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 28, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Elizabeth Giaquinto as a sales representative in New York and New Jersey.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is reporting that bicycle sales by independent bicycle dealers (IBDs) have surpassed a quarter of a billion dollars at retail value.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 28, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning to begin a three-day bike tour of San Diego shops.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 28, 2011
Go over to our Facebook page (click on above link) to tell us what you think of our new BRAIN jersey that will be worn by our editorial staff on the San Diego Dealer Tour, which starts today.
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