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Posted March 1, 2011

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Arizona retailer Global Bikes has expanded its footprint with a third location, which opened its doors for business Monday in Chandler, a prominent suburb of Phoenix.

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Posted February 28, 2011

By Megan Tompkins

BOULDER, CO—Jeff Bailey has seen sales decline yearly since 2006. So when he closed the year up, on the heels of a whopping 33 percent jump in December, he was ecstatic.

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Posted February 28, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is reporting that bicycle sales by independent bicycle dealers (IBDs) have surpassed a quarter of a billion dollars at retail value.

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Posted February 22, 2011

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—All NBDA members are invited to attend a free webinar entitled "Making Your Store The Brand" today at 11 a.m. (PST). The presenter will be Jay Townley (pictured). The webinar will be 60-minutes long, and it will include a Q&A session.

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Posted February 15, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling, the industry standard in retail sales training since 1996, has been revitalized with all-new dealer-driven content and partnerships with the NBDA, 3point5, Sparc Retail and Shimano.

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Posted February 10, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI (BRAIN)—Triathlon e-commerce retailer www.TheTriShop.com went live this week.

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Posted February 10, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is opening six new stores across four different states this April. For the first time ever Performance will have a store in Idaho.

The grand openings will all occur on April 8.

The six locations include:

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Posted February 9, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—As Bicycle Garage Indy North customers may have noticed, Rivers Edge Shopping Center is getting a major facelift with new tenants in place for fall 2011.

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Posted February 8, 2011

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau products will now be available in the United Kingdom, and will be carried throughout all Evans Cycles stores.

Evans Cycles has a deep history in the industry lasting over 90 years, operating more than 40 stores, according to a press release.

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Posted February 8, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycles Center, which operates eight stores in Southern California, has appointed Ken Fitzpatrick as their new general manager for their Irvine location.

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Posted January 12, 2011

ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—The two-store Big Shark Bicycle Company in St. Louis is expanding with two new stores set to open this spring.

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Posted January 5, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Building on its now proven format, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will produce 2011 Dealer Tours in three vital cycling markets: San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted January 3, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—If preseason orders are any indication of retailers’ expectations for 2011, they’re bracing for conservative consumer spending while keeping a tight grip on margins.

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Posted December 21, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—An analysis of bike rental reservations across the United States has revealed stand out bike shops and rental statistics for comparison.

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Posted December 13, 2010

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Shopatron said that sales in its eCommerce exchange grew 59 percent over last year during the five-day Thanksgiving shopping period (November 26-30) that included Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Posted December 9, 2010

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles USA and Mike’s Bikes have partnered to carry Focus in the largest independent retailer on the West Coast beginning January 1.

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Posted December 6, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Black Friday yielded mixed results for bicycle retailers.

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Posted December 1, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gift cards to independent outdoor specialty stores and sporting goods chain stores are in high demand this holiday season, according to a recent survey by Leisure Trends Group of its Most Active Americans Panel (MAAP).

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Posted November 19, 2010

ROCHESTER, MN (BRAIN)—In order to take his 31-year-old business to the next level, Bob Gritman decided he needed to take a leap, transforming his Rochester, Minnesota store into a Specialized Elite Shop. It opened last Friday.

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Posted November 8, 2010

GRANDVILLE, MI (BRAIN)—The owners of a Grandville bicycle shop destroyed by fire plan to rebuild.

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