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HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. notched a sales increase of 3.3% in the first half of its fiscal year, but the company said it could have done better if not for supply and logistical issues.

Travel restrictions, COVID-19 concerns, inventory challenges among reasons given for bypassing this year's expo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike released its initial exhibitor list this week for the upcoming 29th edition of the expo that will be held for the first time in two years following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lee Ericson

HURST, Texas (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer Lee Ericson, who owned Bicycles Inc. in Fort Worth for 42 years before selling this year after being diagnosed with cancer, died July 13. He was 63.

BRAIN is planning a special Gear Guide in our September issue devoted to bike lights.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Titanium bike and component manufacturer Janus Cycle Group announced Thursday it sold all company assets to Phil Joseph, a former real estate executive.

CEO says price increases coming in Q3.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Continued global demand for bike helmets drove MIPS' year-over-year 115% net sales increase in the second quarter, with organic growth rising 139%.

(BRAIN) — With 12 weeks to go until the scheduled event, organizers of Sea Otter Australia have decided to postpone it until 2022.

POOLE, England (BRAIN) — Bike and motorcycle care company Muc-Off announced Wednesday it exceed a goal to reduce plastic packaging and will expand its Project Green initiatives.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group net sales increased 58.1% for the second quarter year-over-year, partially driven by sport and cargo carrier sales with more people this year traveling by vehicle after the lockdown of 2020.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has re-opened its factory in Malaysia, according to a report out of Europe. The company's factory there had been closed since about June 14, and had operated at 60% capacity for two weeks before that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FRISCO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Tech, which works to get bike tech classes into high schools, will pilot four new programs this fall serving Native American and low-income Hispanic students in the Four Corners region.

SmartEtailing and other creditors petitioned to put the Massachusetts retailer into involuntary bankruptcy, later converted to a Chapter 11.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — CrimsonBikes is now in the hands of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee after creditors including SmartEtailing and Giant Bicycle said store owner Charles James was mismanaging it and appeared to be shuffling assets between several companies he owns.

Ozone 500 girls Elevate 24-inch bike.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Academy Sports + Outdoors is recalling some Ozone 500 girls and boys Elevate 24-inch bikes because of a fall and injury hazard.

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POWAY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Scicon Sports introduces the Aerowing Lamon sunglasses, which feature an innovative shape that it says increases protection and fit while reducing aerodynamic impact.