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  1. Fred Clements: Survey shows rising dealer metrics in a flat market

    for these surveys, and an increase of 3 percent from the previous year. While there continue to be huge ...

    Posted July 17, 2015 in Retail News

  2. Fred Clements: New congressional bill tackles sales tax reform

    but are a significant factor when some face up to a 10 percent price disadvantage due to unfair government tax policy. ...

    Posted July 27, 2015 in Retail News

  3. Fred Clements: Independents battle Internet and rising costs - in many industries

    of the businesses, with average revenue growth of 8.1 percent being reported. As a group, retailer growth was a little less robust at 5.1 percent. Bike shops helped drag the average down though, with sales growth ...

    Posted February 18, 2015 in Opinion/Analysis

  4. Fred Clements: How Washington punishes small businesses

    become harder. The number of startups created annually fell by about 20 percent between the 1970s ...

    Posted May 11, 2015 in Retail News

  5. Fred Clements: Will bike shops serve the changing market?

    in 2013, up 2.5 percent from 2011. That's the good news. The bad news is that most bike owners visited ...

    Posted October 28, 2014 in Opinion/Analysis

  6. Fred Clements: Innovate, adapt and prepare to 'fail forward'

    strategy. According to PeopleForBikes research, 53 percent of the U.S. population would like to ride a bike more often. However, 52 percent worry about being hit by a car, and 35 percent worry about other ...

    Posted April 22, 2015 in Retail News

  7. Fred Clements: Selling requires more than product knowledge

    Editor’s note:   Fred Clements  works for the  National Bicycle Dealers Association . Clements’ previous blog posts can be read on . Successful selling is a transfer of enthusiasm, not a transfer of product ...

    Posted January 20, 2016 in Retail News

  8. Longtime Georgia retailer to retire in December

    community. He was a 5 percent owner for a number of years, and Boykin said that not much will change ...

    Posted December 8, 2015 in Retail News

  9. Fred Clements: Sloth and torpor are cycling's big challenge

    in cycling, at least not recently. In 2013, cycling participation dropped by 9 percent from the previous year, ...

    Posted October 10, 2014 in Opinion/Analysis

  10. GoPro says revenue up 16 percent, but will cut more than 100 employees

    SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees.  GoPro said the workforce reduction will better align ...

    Posted January 15, 2016 in North America