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LONGMONT, Colo (BRAIN) — Deuter USA says it will not participate in Walmart's new premium outdoor online store, curated by Moosejaw.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Black Diamond Equipment, which sells skiing, climbing and hiking gear through specialty retailers, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Walmart, demanding the company remove its products from a new microsite of "curated" premium products.

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported a slight increase in net sales for the second quarter 2018, which ended Aug. 4. Sales for the quarter were up 1 percent over the same period last year, to $2.18 billion.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is consolidating some back end functions at its two e-commerce brands, Nashbar and Performance. The two brands are moving toward operating on the same inventory system and consolidated warehousing.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said it will add $1,000 to the existing purse for the overall winner of the 2018 Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool.

Tagged Interbike
REI's used cycling gear page.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is all in on its used gear website, which it launched last year as trial, or beta, program. The co-op launched an updated website in March and announced Wednesday that the program is officially out of beta. While the beta site contained some cycling goods, the refreshed site gives cycling its own category page.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' former longtime publisher Marc Sani is returning to the helm of the magazine.

Tagged Media/Publishing / BRAIN News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Village Bike & Fitness, a four-store chain in the greater Grand Rapids area, has announced that 25-year veteran employee Cory Bultman has purchased the company from owners Dale Phelps and Pam Kruse. 

Laguna Hills, CA - With over 70 years of experience in the cycling industry, the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) knows well that the times, they are always a-changing. To that end, the organization has decided to widen its membership net to include mobile-only operators.

Tagged Mobile service / Advocacy/Non-profits

REDDING, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than a dozen large wildfires continue to burn in California, with several thousands acres destroyed as the state also endured the hottest July on record.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A new report shows that retailers — across all categories — are stocking up on Chinese consumer goods before the possibility of increased tariffs.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has recently added a number of new retail locations to its network. The newest members of the retail co-op are:

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Velo Cult, the Portland retailer and popular gathering place for the local cycling community, is closing to focus on online sales of its own branded products and soft goods.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix is offering a $500 signing bonus for mechanics who take jobs with its franchises across North America.

Velotooler allows consumers to schedule service.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Velotooler, launched as a peer-to-peer service for independent bike mechanics, is shifting toward offering a Software as a Service product with new features allowing consumers to schedule service with independent bicycle mechanics, mobile mechanics, and local bike shops.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) —BikeExchange is launching a new Webstore product that the company said will enable retail members to efficiently improve their online presence and functionality and reduce the usual pain of development and ongoing maintenance.

Tagged Web/Internet

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the expo, which moves to Reno, Nevada, this year.

Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Service-oriented shop Golden Pliers recently opened in North Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Longtime mechanic Kevin Purcell and his wife Becky Newman recently opened Golden Pliers Bicycle Repair & Supply in North Portland.

KILLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Following a major remodel, Alpine Bike Works has reopened as a Giant Partner Store. This is the third major change in as many years for this rapidly growing bike shop.

 PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Red Truck has signed up Velofix to provide on-site assembly of bicycles purchased on the online sports marketplace. 

Tagged Mobile service

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