MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has launched its first Knog-exclusive retail store in Melbourne, Australia.
The March 18th opening—a standing room only reception—coincided with Knog’s first international distributor meeting with more than 20 distributors attending the store’s grand opening.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Last year's merger of Easton Sports and Riddell Bell Holdings has paid off in a big way for the now combined company.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Check out what companies got featured in Monday's LA Times Health section for their 5 inch travel MTB options.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes/Pivot Cycles hired industry veteran Jason Mead to lead its demo tour to travel around the country to dealers and festivals.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley Company’s new 2008 catalog was released last week and should now be in the hands of dealers across the country.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Planet Bike's advocacy coordinator Jay Ferm had several problems with The Chronicle's recent study that Bay Area cyclists were more at fault than drivers.
"He’s going to be 72 when he’s president and have his finger on the button. My grandfather’s 72 and we won’t let him have the remote for the TV."
—Comedian Dennis Miller on John McCain.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and LHB, Inc., an architectural design firm, have been selected as dual recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award, an honor recognizing environmental achievements by Minnesota businesses, nonprofits, government and institutions.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The last thing bicyclists want to hear is that they're at fault more than drivers, but that's exactly the conclusion the San Francisco Chronicle came to in a recent study.
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Kenda has jumped into the budding 650B (27.5-inch) market by showcasing its most popular tire, the John Tomac Nevegal, at this year's Taipei Cycle show.
Kenda displayed the 2.35 version and promises that a 2.10 size will follow.
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—It looks as though St. Louis area retailers stayed dry, but they couldn’t stay above the fray when it came to lost sales due to the recent flooding that has devastated parts of Missouri and other parts of the Midwest.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts' 6th annual Open House is around the corner. For those attending the April 5-6 event, it promises to be well worth the trip up to beautiful Southern Oregon.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has added a new regional distributor for the New England area. JL Marketing of Westport, Massachusetts, will distribute Purple Extreme chain lubricant, Golden Degreaser and other Bike Medicine products.
JL Marketing covers from Maine to Southern Connecticut.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Weighing in at 900 pages and nearly six pounds, BTI's new distribution catalog is no lightweight.
This year BTI added 100 pages to its primary sales tool, which now totals over 18,000 individual SKUs.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ma Ying-jeou’s landslide victory Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election should ease tensions between the island nation and mainland China, which claims Taiwan as its own.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.
There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.
Everyone at BRAIN was startled last Monday morning to find something more shocking than publisher Marc Sani in Lycra—a brand new coffee machine in BRAIN's lunch room/intern area/war room.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta has hired new personnel to bolster its Brand Management team.