Are flat sales and participation really, "The single biggest issue facing the bike industry?"
Cycling participation is a big topic in the bicycle trade. The idea that "a rising tide (of participation) lifts all boats" is a great theory and gives direction and hope for the future. But when the tide refuses to rise, the quest for individual company growth can lead to all sorts of tension.
This article is in response to a column by NBDA executive director Fred Clements, published here last month.
Anti-technology pundits have been around for a long time, but there is increasing negative coverage related specifically to one company, Amazon.com, with strident criticism of its business practices, its ethics and its impact on society at large.
Allowing remote online retailers to skirt their obligation to collect sales taxes gives these companies a significant competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses.
Bike shops are an integral part of the cycling infrastructure.
A new financial study confirms a sad truth about bicycle retailing: most bike shops do not make a profit on the sale of new bicycles.
The average bike shop today is bigger than in the past, both in dollar volume and physical size, according to a new retail study from the NBDA conducted early this year.
A look at retailers' legal obligations regarding recalled products.
Last week's recall of 125,000 bicycles for defective forks was bad news for everyone. But many shop owners are expressing dismay at what they say is inadequate reimbursement being offered by the manufacturers for this huge and important effort.
In his new book, Donny Perry offers an energetic and creative take on the world of bike shops, their continuing efforts to survive, and their prospects for the future.
New York City bike shops were in the news last week when Bloomberg (bloomberg.com) wrote that the city's one-year-old bike sharing program (City Bike) was hurting sales at local bike shops.
While adult cycling seems to be relatively stable, cycling continues to lose young participants at an alarming rate.
New research confirms that many consumers actively seek out and favor retailers that do not collect sales tax, and that discriminatory sales tax laws that allow some Internet retailers to avoid collecting tax are harming many brick-and-mortar businesses who collect the tax (in sales tax states).
What's life like with an e-bike in the stable?
Entitlement can be a disastrous thing for retailers facing increasing competition and struggling to compete.
If I Owned a Bike Shop, what three retail lines would I be drilling into my staff’s heads at this point?
Women sometimes say they are not comfortable in bike shops, but Bridget Brennan thinks this can change.
As we finish the first quarter of 2014 the U.S. bicycle business is preparing for its April gathering of industry leaders at the Bicycle Leadership Conference and the IBD Summit. We have noticed that the U.S.