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Marin and Hawley-Lambert form sales partnership

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S. Hawley-Lambert sale reps are now representing the Marin brand, while Marin will continue to stock bicycles at its warehouses in Southern California and New Jersey, maintain some of its regional sales reps, and continue to handle fulfillment, credit programs, warranty and other functions

Specialized adds global retail leader to help its retailers improve

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail. Webster, who was most recently with The North Face will focus on helping Specialized retailers “elevate store performance and integrate operations” with the company. “I am thrilled to be joining Specialized – a team of such smart and passionate people.

Specialized adds global retail leader to help its retailers improve

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Interbike to offer seminar on RFID technology in partnership wth sister show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show,  RFID Journal LIVE! , to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year’s show.

Wilcockson recognized by cycling journalists’ association

Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

Sparky’s Distribution hires new reps for Subrosa and Shadow sales

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Subrosa Brand Bikes has contracted with the Dennis Lee Co

KindHuman Bicycles surveys IBDs

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles, a bike brand based here, is surveying its current and potential IBD customers about their wants and needs in the current market conditions. The company has posted a web survey on its site and inviting all retailers to chime in anonymously.  “We’re curious to hear directly from other independent bicycle dealers what they’d like to see from their bicycle suppliers. We’ve compiled a brief list of questions in our 2016 KindHuman Bicycles Dealer Survey, for our current and potential stockists alike, to better guide us in our future dealer programs and strategies,” the company said.

The Bike Co-op adds Boyd Cycling as supplier partner

MANCHESTER, N.H.

Burley works with QBP to grow in Canada

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has worked with Quality Bicycle Products for more than eight years as its distribution partner.

Bike retailers go to Washington to push for online sales tax legislation

Retailers and executives discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act with Congress. BOULDER, Colo