E-Commerce, social media, online media
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — GrindMedia, which owns Bike and Paved magazines, among others, has purchased TransWorld's action sports brands, which include TransWorld RideBMX as well as its surf, snow and moto titles.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Troy had a garage full of bikes, 20 years’ experience wrenching, a daughter getting braces soon—and an itch to try a lightweight carbon 29er hardtail.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic is the latest to add SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now feature to its website. The feature allows consumers to see where they can pick up specific Kinetic products locally.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies announced Wednesday that it has launched an online store in partnership with Shopatron.
VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Road cycling website Pezcyclingnews.com is close to launching a redesigned site, the third major iteration of the 11-year-old site.
Publisher Richard Pestes said the new site will go live in a matter of days or sooner.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has a new platform that helps retailers create and share social media content.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is adding a "Buy Local Now" button to its website, allowing consumers to order its products from participating nearby retailers, or simply visit the shops to buy the product. The program is coordinated by SmartEtailing.
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Mt. Borah has released a new app for the iPad that allows customers to design semi-custom cycling clothing.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.
WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is working with a new creative agency to develop a new website and hone its brand positioning.
CHEYENNE, WY (BRAIN) — Outdoor gear close-out retailer Sierra Trading Post has been sold to The TJX Companies Inc. for $200 million, the companies announced Friday.
BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) —SRAM is working with SmartEtailing to add a "Buy Local Now!" button to many of the products on the component company's website. The buttons link to participating retailers and allow consumers to see which stores have the exact product they want in stock.