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  1. Shimano sales up 26% in first half

    Bike-related sales were up nearly 30 percent. OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. sales were up nearly 26 percent in the first half this year, to 197 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worldwide. Net earnings were up 76 percent, to 37 billion ...

    Posted July 30, 2015 in International

  2. Nuun launches its caffeinated sports drink tablets in Canada under new name

    SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company's caffeinated sports drink tablets, sold under the Energy name in the U.S., have been certified by Canadian authorities. In Canada, the tablets are being sold under the Boost name and are now available throug ...

    Posted July 30, 2015 in North America

  3. Chrome returns to Colorado roots with Denver retail store

    Industries. "You'd be hard-pressed to find a more loyal and authentic community than in the Boulder ...

    Posted July 22, 2015 in Retail News

  4. Kryptonite expands European distribution via Shimano

    CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has signed on with Shimano Europe Bike Holding to distribute the brand’s bicycle security products in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland an ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in International

  5. Oakley to lay off more than 160 in Southern California

    FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley Inc. is laying off 167 employees in Southern California, including 137 at its Foothill Ranch headquarters, according to a filing with the California Employment Development Department, as parent company Luxott ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in North America

  6. Canyon begins consumer-direct sales in Australia and New Zealand

    KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is opening an office in Melbourne and will soon begin consumer-direct sales in Australia and New Zealand. The company said it would assemble bikes at its German headquarters and ship directly from there to ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in International

  7. Dorel hires Hamilton and LaLonde in global marketing positions

    WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has appointed James Hamilton, based in the company's Frome, U.K. office, as its global marketing manager, for parts and accessories in its Cycling Sports Group. Dorel has also hired  James LaLonde as glo ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in International

  8. Mavic sales up 3%; parent company acquires functional fitness brand

    HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were up 3 percent globally in the first half of this year, as its parent company Amer Sports Corporation recorded a net sales increase of 9 percent, to 461.1 million euros ($509 million).  Mavic's sales totale ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in International

  9. Nominees announced for Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction; voting commences

    FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has announced nominees for this year's induction into the hall. Members of the hall can now vote for their choices; votes will be accepted until Aug. 12. The Induction Ceremony will b ...

    Posted July 29, 2015 in North America

  10. CamelBak and Osprey settle patent infringement lawsuit

    PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak and Osprey Packs have settled a patent infringement lawsuit the CamelBak filed against Osprey in February. The companies did not release terms of the settlement CamelBak had filed the suit in California federa ...

    Posted July 28, 2015 in North America