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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
Posted June 1, 2012

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 3:22 PM MT—Mavic, Inc. general manager Hugh Walton continues his recovery from a stroke in a Massachusetts hospital.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2012

Q-Outdoor distributes Revere Technologies • Specialized teams to use Danish ceramic bearings • Light & Motion produces bike safety video • Tour of California seen by two million spectators • Clif introduces new organic bar

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 2:35 AM MT—Visually oriented social media site Pinterest has surpassed Twitter and Facebook as the tool of choice for consumers to engage with retailers, a new survey finds.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 1, 2012

Wells Fargo sponsors free bike rentals in Colorado • Kinetic Koffee featured in entrepreneurship book • Ohio students bike 52,000 miles for Bike To School Challenge • Tim Jackson to 'enhance ride experience' at DealerCamp • Rolf Prima hires Thomas Kern

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2012

EVANSVILLE, IN (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 9:22 AM MT—Family-owned Gilles Cycling & Fitness will celebrate its 70th anniversary this month with a full month of sales promotions and events.

Posted in Retail News

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