LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has selected the Top 100 and Gold Star retailers for 2012 and has invited this elite group to a special reception in their honor to be held the first evening of Interbike.
The Top 100 and Gold Star retailers were selected through a nomination process that included many of the industry’s top suppliers and distributors. They were asked to submit their selections taking into consideration sales volume, professionalism, operational excellence, business practices, community involvement, advocacy work, innovation/creativity and customer service. In addition, the magazine received more than 75 self-nomination forms submitted by individual retailers.
This year 158 retailers made the cut — 100 Top retailers and 58 Gold Star shops. The Gold Star list is made up of retailers that have been nominated as a Top 100 for several consecutive years in a row.
An invite-only reception, hosted by Bicycle Retailer, the IBD Summit and Interbike, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Sands Rooms 106-107. Bikes Belong is the presenting sponsor. Supporting sponsors, Wahoo Fitness and Sierra Nevada, will be on hand to congratulate the winners.
An in-depth profile of each retailer will be included in a special section in the November issue of the magazine.