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Posted November 2, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—According to Leisure Trends Group, overall merchandise sales at IBDS during September were up 5 percent in units and 9 percent in dollars compared to September 2010, totaling $263 million. That’s up $21 million compared to the same month last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 2, 2011

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—In a world where consumers increasingly turn to the wealth of free content online rather than pay for print newspapers and magazines, H3 Publications is experiencing just the opposite with tri-magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 2, 2011

ZUG, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Specialized is teaming with Vancouver-based women’s yoga and running apparel ace lululemon athletica to co-sponsor the former HTC-Highroad women’s team.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2011

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin reported total revenue through September was flat compared to the same period a year ago, but revenue across its outdoor and fitness segments was up. Revenue for the third-quarter was down 4 percent to $667 million from $692 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 2, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X USA is now the exclusive distributor of Guerciotti Italian bicycles in North America.

The brand was previously distributed by Ochsner International in the U.S. and Velocissimo Cycle and North American Bici Wholesale in Canada.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 2, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Saturday’s layer of ice coating on roads, sidewalks and trees gave Philly Bike Expo coordinator Bina Bilenky pause. Yet 2,200 attendees braved the weather to attend the expo and numerous seminars Oct. 29-30.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 1, 2011

SEATTLE, WA; HAILFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Raymond Calvert to the role of vice president and chief financial officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—A proposal to re-allocate money from the federal Transportation Enhancements program to fund bridge repairs was defeated in the Senate with a vote of 60-38 yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2011

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—Neil Pryde Bikes is changing its distribution model in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 1, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle management board issued its opinion Tuesday supporting Pon Holding’s takeover offer, a key step before the transaction closes.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Suppliers brought in 3.8 million fewer bikes through August compared to the same period last year. That’s a 28 percent drop for the first eight months of 2011, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department.

Posted in North America
Posted October 31, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—On the heels of its 10th anniversary, Orbea USA will begin selling its bikes online for the first time through three new e-commerce platforms slated to launch over the next three months.

Posted in North America
Posted October 31, 2011

LARAMIE, WY (BRAIN)—Charles Pelkey has covered pro tour racing for 17 years, but his enthusiasm hasn’t dampened. He still loves getting up at 4 a.m. to prepare his race narratives.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 31, 2011

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Rich Palmer has left Intense where he worked as director of global sales. Prior to his role at Intense, Palmer, a longtime industry veteran, had been the general manager and chief operating officer at Mavic. He had been with Mavic for 10 years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Longtime web editor Jason Norman has left Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. His last day with the magazine was Oct. 28.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 31, 2011

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s net sales climbed 3.7 percent to $2.1 billion (161.6 billion yen) while its operating income dropped 11 percent during the first nine months of 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 30, 2011

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing of Louisville, Colorado, the world's largest manufacturer of machined derailleur hangers, hosted an open house at its facility on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has announced a new promotion where customers can order insulated sport water bottles customized with photos of their pets.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Fresh off a victory against a U.S. lawmaker’s attempt to remove federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects from the federal Transportation Enhancements program, the industry is mobilizing anew against an amendment proposed by Sen.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 30, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Q-Outdoor, the outdoor and snow sports distribution division of QBP, has broadened its Nordic products distribution with new vendors and expanded product offerings from existing vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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