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Posted July 16, 2015
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Fixie and singlespeed brand State Bicycle Co. has rolled out a three-tier system for its dealer network, offering enhanced benefits to key retail accounts.
Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' lastest print issue, the July 15 edition, features coverage of the retail scene in Vancouver, where recent improvements to cycling infrastructure are leading to growth in bike sales.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted July 15, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — — Do you consider yourself to be an "inspirational leader," a "strategic thinker" and, yes, a "visionary"?

If so, the National Bicycle Dealers Association wants you to be its next executive director.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 10, 2015
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Following an extensive remodel, longtime Pacific Northwest retailer Jack’s Bicycle Center has reopened as a Giant Partner Store.
Posted in Retail News
Posted July 2, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2015-2016 State of Retail panel.

Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — TSG Consumer Partners LLC, a strategic equity investor, has acquired the online outdoor sports retailer Backcountry.com, including its CompetiveCyclist.com division, from Liberty Interactive Corporation.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 22, 2015
The Swiss brand now has five shops-within-a-shop in North America.
The opening at West Point Cycles

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos ProShops are popping up all over.

The Swiss clothing brand has worked with retailers to open three new shops-within-a-shop in North America in recent weeks.

There are now 23 ProShops around the world, with seven more planned for this year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 22, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) – The final Profitability Project meeting facilitated by the Mann Group took place last week in Calgary. The National Bicycle Dealers Association will take over the administration of its retail program going forward.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 18, 2015
Owner Sammy Radi opens dedicated Giant and Liv Store
l to r: Wylie Pfalzgraf, Sammy Radi, and Ferdie Franada

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer Sammy Radi, who owns Sammy's Bikes in St. Charles, Ill., has opened Giant Fox Valley, a store dedicated solely to the Giant and Liv brands. The 2,400 square-foot shop is located across the street from Sammy's Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 17, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association's longtime executive director Fred Clements will be stepping down in the next few months to take a project director's role within the organization. The organization announced it has begun a search for a new executive director.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 12, 2015

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Start Haus, a Lake Tahoe-area ski retailer, has added a 1,000-square-foot Giant Partner Store to its Truckee, Calif., shop.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 11, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has soft-opened its retail shop in the company's hometown of Bellingham, Wash., and has set a grand opening for the 6,600-square-foot location the weekend of June 20-21.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 11, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle raised $13,448 for PeopleForBikes during May, National Bike Month. The total is a mix of donations directly from customers and Performance Bicycle matching funds.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 9, 2015

PLYMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN) — U.K.-based e-commerce retailer Wiggle has announced changes and additions to its senior marketing team, including the departure of Derek Bouchard-Hall, whose final day at Wiggle will be Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted June 4, 2015
Reckless owner Paul Dragan.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — As the Vancouver bike scene has evolved, successful shops have had to do so as well.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 4, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is boosting retail education at the 2015 trade show with a revamped NBDA Super Seminar series and a new area on the show floor called the Retail Resource Initiative.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 3, 2015
Sasha Tomchenko, Cove's general manager.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)  — Like Vancouver, which the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited Tuesday, the North Shore bike retail scene is crowded, competitive and apparently profitable.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2015
BSP Studio carries Trek and Cannondale exclusively.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver is a city of neighborhoods separated by waterways and connected by bridges and a crazy love of bicycling. The water makes it a challenging city to traverse by bike or other means.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2015

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte’s Bike Shop was recognized as Retailer of the Year by The Retail Alliance, a nonprofit trade association serving retailers in greater Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted June 2, 2015
Follow along on #braindealertour

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors are in Vancouver this week. The magazine’s first dealer tour outside of the U.S. kicks off Tuesday with visits to five shops in the downtown area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events

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