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Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d'Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 5:13 AM MT—Norco has renamed its distributor business and launched a complementing website called livetoplaysports.com.

Tagged Distributor news

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Electra adds Supplier Sync for SmartEtailing dealers • Panda Bicycles features on Discovery Channel show Thursday • Turner auctions bike to benefit SoCal high school league

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride.

Tagged From the Magazine / Mobile bike apps

Led by GoPro, action cameras explode at retail.

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged From the Magazine

Hincapie Sportswear names Evans Cycles as U.K. distributor • GoPro founder an Entrepreneur of the Year • MerchantOS offers online product listing through amlbs.com • Sinclair hires Echevarria and Steverman • GranFondo Whistler brings back VeloSpoke expo

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 3:33 PM MT—After an unseasonably warm March that boosted bike shop sales 29 percent, April sales gains were more modest, according to a recent report by Leisure Trends.

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 11:15 AM MT—Endurance event and media company Competitor Group Inc. and running retailer The Running Speciality Group are among the partners in a new $9 million investment in the fitness app company MapMyFitness.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Serfas hires Jason Norman as marketing director • Clif Bar to donate $100,000 to advocacy from 2 Mile Challenge • Darn Tough adds Brandywine reps in Mid-Atlantic • CamelBak announces new sales reps in Mid-Atlantic

Glenbrook Partners invests in Boa Technology • Kali Pro enters road bike helmet market

National Retail Federation: organized retail crime on the rise • Zoic offers giveaway to shop employees • DealerCamp to feature big money, high altitude 'cross race • Boulder to hold public hearing Tuesday on race finish

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 5:39 PM MT— Sport Chalet saw same-store sales drop 5.3 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, contributing to a loss of $3.8 million, as unseasonably mild weather continued to be a drag on earnings.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 12:33 PM MT—Interbike will add a custom-builder area and will feature new products in a special section called The LAB at its 2012 show, scheduled for September 19-21 in Las Vagas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

Vancouver: the next Copenhagen? • Cobalt Commerce integrates POS with website • Performance marks 30th anniversary with trip to Australia contest

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 3:22 PM MT—Mavic, Inc. general manager Hugh Walton continues his recovery from a stroke in a Massachusetts hospital.

Tagged People

Q-Outdoor distributes Revere Technologies • Specialized teams to use Danish ceramic bearings • Light & Motion produces bike safety video • Tour of California seen by two million spectators • Clif introduces new organic bar

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 2:35 AM MT—Visually oriented social media site Pinterest has surpassed Twitter and Facebook as the tool of choice for consumers to engage with retailers, a new survey finds.

Tagged Web/Internet

Wells Fargo sponsors free bike rentals in Colorado • Kinetic Koffee featured in entrepreneurship book • Ohio students bike 52,000 miles for Bike To School Challenge • Tim Jackson to 'enhance ride experience' at DealerCamp • Rolf Prima hires Thomas Kern

Saris awards bike corrals to two communities • Online registration opens for Canadian expo • Hawley distributing NOW Energy Bars

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