BRAIN News

Posted March 2, 2017
This issue's question: What do you do to improve operations and profitability in your store?

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — State of Retail is one of the most consistently read departments in Bicycle Retailer's print magazine. In each issue 10 retailers weigh in on topics that affect their business, the industry and their communities. BRAIN is now publishing a version of the column online, allowing readers to respond in our comments section.

Posted February 6, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes our annual Electric Bike Report, which includes results from BRAIN's recent survey of U.S. retailers on their experiences selling — or their reasons for not selling — e-bikes in their stores.

Posted January 3, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Friday is the last day to take Bicycle Retailer's survey on electric bikes. Please tell us what you think of their potential, and how much (if at all) they factor into your business.

Posted January 1, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRAIN's State of Retail panelists are selected to present a cross-section of retailers around the country. They generously volunteer their time to talk to us about a retail topic as we prepare each issue, 18 times a year. We choose new panelists each year. 

Posted September 29, 2016
Deadline is Oct. 28; annual directory to include new distributor map.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting new listings and updates for the annual Industry Directory. 

Posted August 30, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Bicycle Retailer & Industry News issue — arriving in mailboxes and being distributed at Eurobike this week — features a look at Italy's bicycle industry, including a trend of some manufactures, like sunglass and helmet brand SH+, to return manufacturing to Italy after a few years of experiementing with Asian production.

Posted August 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom could make life difficult for U.S. bike industry suppliers who sell into the UK. Companies like Park Tool say the devaluing of the British pound makes their products more expensive there.

Posted July 29, 2016

The apparel department can be a profit center - it just needs the right mix of product, merchandising and placement to do its job.

Posted July 14, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the Vegas expo.

Posted July 7, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2016-2017 State of Retail panel.

Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.

Posted June 15, 2016
New issue also examines Canyon's impending arrival in the U.S., and Shimano's pricing changes.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, landing in mailboxes and email inboxes this week, features our annual e-bike report, a 12-page package devoted to the fast growing market for electric bikes.

Posted June 9, 2016
The view of Montréal's downtown from atop Mt. Royal, after which the city is named.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On a cool, sometimes blustery day, the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Montréal wrapped up Thursday with visits to four stores: a third-generation powerhouse retailer, a basement-level store that began just a few years ago as a bike tour operator, a new, elegantly designed store that serves commuters and win

Posted June 8, 2016
Cycle Neron

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — David Bryson has been a specialty retailer since the 1980s, first riding the windsurfing craze from boom to bust and then running a well-regarded ski shop that sold Specialized bikes in the summer.

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