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PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — After 26 years in the industry, Drew Guldalian has figured out what he does best. So while many suppliers zig toward the direct-to-consumer route, Guldalian and Engin Cycles zags toward retail outlets to sell his components.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing, a 22-year-old company known for building e-commerce websites for bike shops, has acquired Retail Toolkit, a startup that offers retailers management analytics and marketing tools.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (BRAIN) — R&A Cycles acquired Zealot Cycleworks and closed Zealot's San Ramon, California, storefront on April 7.

The industry is in an unprecedented scramble for more product. But be careful what you wish for.

Brent Noisette.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our April magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How does your shop engage with advocacy on a local or national level, and what types of advocacy do you think are most effective?

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. continued to import bikes at a rapid pace in February, although the monthly import totals have been declining since a peak last September.

G-Form Pro-X3 Elbow Guards.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Holding company Eldridge Industries announced on Friday that it acquired protective gear company G-Form and intends to expand the product line.

Statements on recent state legislation from Arkansas-based companies Rapha and Allied and other groups.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling announced will hold an Inclusion Summit in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Specialized Bicycles, Canyon Bicycles, Allied Cycle Works, and Experience Fayetteville will take part.

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Québec (BRAIN) — Just a few months after emerging from Canada's equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Louis Garneau Sports' president said his goal is to take the company public in two years. He's planning on e-bike sales providing a boost toward that goal.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amelia Kegel, the co-owner of Milwaukee's Wheel & Sprocket retail chain, and Ellen Kast, the co-founder of the American Classic component brand, will be panelists on the NBDA's Women in the Industry event on Monday, April 12.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Global wholesale distributor JBI was back online in a limited capacity Wednesday after a ransomware attack last week shut down its website.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (BRAIN) — The owners of Summit City Bicycles & Fitness have announced the sale of their business to Trek Bicycle.

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LONDON (BRAIN) — Muc-Off added another product to its care and maintenance line with the release of the reuseable Deep Scrubber Gloves.