Posted August 21, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — HydraPak, owner of the Polar Bottle brand, has released two different Limited Edition Sport Insulated 24 ounce bottles to support those impacted by floods in Vermont and wildfire in Hawaii.

Posted August 20, 2023
Company is also developing an extinguisher for battery fires.

WATERTOWN, Conn. (BRAIN) — A 25-year old Connecticut packaging supply company has new technology that it claims will suppress lithium-ion batteries being stored or shipped.

Posted August 18, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton launched a B2B division that will offer its hardware and interactive software to clients in hospitality, corporate wellness, gyms, and community wellness.

Posted August 16, 2023
West Maui Cycles after the fire.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — West Maui Cycles owner Jamie Boote awoke the morning of Aug. 9 to find the power out and winds whipping in his neighborhood. He and his wife, Dawn, went to the shop to secure loose objects before heading home through a tangle of downed power lines. That would be the last time the Bootes saw their bike shop.

Posted August 15, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — E-bike reseller Upway will offer a repair program exclusively for VanMoof owners here beginning the week of Sept. 4.

Posted August 15, 2023
Jonathan Minks.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our August magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What do you do for professional development?

Posted August 14, 2023

It's the middle of summer and inventories are still up while sales are still down. So what do we do now?

Posted August 10, 2023
Name for the Outdoor Products business will be announced in "the coming weeks."

LEWISTON, Idaho (BRAIN) — After Vista Outdoor splits into two companies later this year, the ammunition and shooting sports business will be called The Kinetic Group.

Posted August 10, 2023

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation's second-quarter revenue decreased 31% year-over-year despite mountain bike and moto helmet sales increasing 48% compared with the same time last year.

Posted August 9, 2023

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — In the U.S., the concept of Environmental, Social and Governance reports has set off an economic/cultural/political "debate," as so many things do. But in Taiwan, ESG reports offer some useful data.

Posted August 8, 2023
First-half imports of adult bikes were down steeply in units and also in dollar volume.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bike imports were down steeply in the first half of the year compared to the year prior, even as the average import value of bikes increased significantly.

Posted August 7, 2023

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Group said the China market's interest in performance cycling drove a 70% sales increase in the half there. However, sales for Giant-branded products in Europe were down 12% in the half, and in the U.S., they were down 44%, the company reported.

Posted August 7, 2023

(BRAIN) — Citing the "ongoing economic challenges" within the bike industry," The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has postponed its World Cycling Forum 2023 to a later date. The Forum was scheduled for next month at the IAA Mobility conference in Munich, Germany.