Rick Vosper

All articles by Rick Vosper

April 8, 2024

The very nature of our business is changing from relationships to transactions. And the business itself needs to change to keep up.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
March 11, 2024

The 2023 import numbers are in, and they tell an eye-opening story

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
February 12, 2024
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The more things change, the more they stay the same, and 2024 will be no exception

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
January 8, 2024

It's been a tough year for suppliers and retailers, and to get a sense of what happened on a nationwide basis, I reached out to Patrick Hogan, senior research manager for the PeopleForBikes Coalition. Fortunately, 2023 is finally over, and the new year offers a slightly less bleak picture.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
December 11, 2023

Sure, bike shops are going out of business, but new ones are stepping up to take their place at an equal or greater rate.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
November 13, 2023

The Quadrumvirate members may remain constant, but there's plenty of change in the rest of the top ten over the last 13 years.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 16, 2023

Staying small and lean seems to work, at least for some non-aligned dealers.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
September 11, 2023

The more things change in the bike business, the more they stay the same.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
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 in Opinion/Analysis
July 17, 2023

Inventories are up, sales are down. So why are bike companies still spending millions on professional road racing teams?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis