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  1. Report: Owner of EMS and Sport Chalet to file for bankruptcy

    MERIDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — The owner of sporting goods chains Eastern Mountain Sports and Sport Chalet is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report from Bloomberg News . Citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Vestis Retail Group ...

    Posted April 6, 2016 in Retail News

  2. Q&A: Time to dump your customers? One expert thinks so

    MBA and founder of the consulting group Peninsula Strategies, Baxter's clients have included ...

    Posted April 13, 2016 in Retail News

  3. BLC nearly sold out

    the CEO of REI, Marshal Cohen from NPD Group, and Ben Casnocha, formerly of LinkedIn, speaking on brand ...

    Posted March 29, 2016 in North America

  4. Online auction supports women's outdoor industry group

    BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has opened its fourth annual fall online auction, which includes items from outdoor suppliers. Proceeds from the auction, which runs through Dec. 10, support the OIWC and its re ...

    Posted December 2, 2015 in North America

  5. Seattle retailer relocating after blast, 'not all that mad' over Specialized blunder

    by a local group looking to beautify the neighborhood as it rebuilds following the explosion. Giugliano ...

    Posted April 8, 2016 in Retail News

  6. Staff Opinion: VeloNews, Shimano tangle over media control

    performance-oriented riders to wait out a season before upgrading to a new bike or group. But that concern would ...

    Posted April 4, 2016 in Opinion/Analysis

  7. Over-the-air firmware update adds Di2 and eTap functions to Wahoo ELEMNT computer

    ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo has issued a firmware update to its ELEMNT GPS bike computer, adding several new functions that work with some Shimano Di2 groups and SRAM's eTap drivetrain. The new firmware also adds support for muscle oxygen sensors. Users can update the firmware ...

    Posted March 28, 2016 in Product/Tech

  8. Bike retail on a roll entering holiday season, NPD Group says

    BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bike sales were up 4 percent in dollars and 7 percent in units in the first nine months of 2015. "Contrary to the first nine months of 2014, the cycling industry is on the plus side heading into this holiday season," the retail tracking company ...

    Posted November 25, 2015 in Studies/Reports

  9. Hawley-Lambert buys Seattle Bike Supply as consolidation moves through industry

    — a division of Accell Group NV with corporate offices in Heerenveen, Netherlands — to focus on its core ...

    Posted March 31, 2016 in Industry News

  10. Vittoria NA hires Tsunami Sales Group for SoCal sales

    class tire company,” TSG sales rep Nick Henjum said. “It's a great fit for the group and we're ...

    Posted November 17, 2015 in North America