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Posted May 8, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 8, 2013
Many of Chicagoland's shops are passed down from generation to generation.
Father and son Ron (right) and Paul Kozy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 7, 2013

BEACONSFIELD, Quebec (BRAIN) — Gordon Campbell-Kelly brings years of industry and retail experience to his new family-oriented shop on the Island of Montreal, Golden Sports.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 7, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative added 16 new members in the off season, bringing total membership to 311 locations for the retailer-owned co-op.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 7, 2013

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) —After a four-month search, Crankbrothers has named outdoor and action sports industries veteran Andy Palmer as its new general manager. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted May 7, 2013
"The perfect storm of bad weather and high inventory and 'What the hell were you thinking?'"

DEWITT, MI (BRAIN) — When the winter weather finally relented in this town north of Lansing, retailer Jon Vandercar looked forward to selling some of his inventory of 2013 model road bikes, which he received just before his region’s long cold season began last fall.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 7, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh has hired 30-year bicycling and outdoor industry veteran Alan Rowland as director of sales for the West territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 7, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Voting is open for Saris Cycling Group's third National Poster Contest.

The company has selected first-place posters from each of the states that participated in the contest. Each state winner received a bike, light and helmet.

Posted in North America
Posted May 7, 2013

ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — Some 1,183 students biked to school on Monday in Northeast Ohio. That set a daily record in the 6-year-old Bike to School Challenge. Monday's numbers were a third higher than on the first day of the weeklong challenge last year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 6, 2013
Downtown Chicago as seen from the 18-mile-long Lakefront Trail

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed legislation to allow states to collect sales tax from online and mail-order retailers, even if those retailers don't have a physical presence in the state.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 6, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — By the end of summer, Erik’s Bike Shop should have opened its 20th location in a onetime autoworkers’ union hall across from the defunct Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plan right on the Mississippi River in St.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Below-normal temperatures and the 10th largest March snow coverage on record sent IBD sales into a deep freeze compared with an unusually warm and record-setting March last year, according to March retail sel

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 6, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Augmenting its retail development team, Giant USA has promoted Josh Fonner to West regional retail services manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Canada-based Onex Corp. has agreed to buy Nielsen Expositions, the owner of Interbike and the Outdoor Retailer shows, from Nielsen Holdings for $950 million.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 6, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has bolstered its sales and marketing team, naming Abbie Newell national sales leader and Kenna Quiroga Gray marketing specialist.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2013
Florian Dammer

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — ETRA, the European retailer association, has hired Florian Dammer as its new business development manager.

Posted in International Tagged People

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