BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 5.7 percent in 2016 through May, according to the most recent report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. The trend was not promising, either, as sales in May were down 8.4 percent from a year earlier.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group has expanded its Retail Tracking Service to provide a more comprehensive view of the U.S. cycling market, adding coverage of all retail channels for bicycle products, including outdoor specialty, sporting goods, national chains, mass merchants, and e-commerce.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel was up 4 percent in 2015. The NSGA published its 2016 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supplier sales to U.S. retailers from January through March showed no improvement over the same period a year earlier, in part contributing to a 40 percent jump in supplier inventory levels at the end of March, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has signed a distribution agreement with Hotlines Distribution for the U.K. market.
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 said.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sales of snow sports products were up 3 percent in August and September compared to last year, and the industry's trade association said the uptick was largely due to pent up demand in the West, where ski areas experienced a snow drought the last several seasons.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumer holiday spending will be up a bit this year, to $805 per person, the highest amount in the 14 years that the NRF has been conducting its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While women's specific bike, accessory and apparel sales are trending upward, there is still a big opportunity to grow.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has completed an extensive study of the consumer triathlon market and its economic impacts.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — National real estate brokerage firm Redfin unveiled its ranking of bikeable cities Thursday to coincide with Bike to Work week.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.