retail

Abus launches retail staff training website

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus’ new ABUSAcademy.com is available to all bike shop employees in North America. Abus Academy includes training modules under three main schools: Brand, Products and Retail

Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter.  Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, “We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees

Gazelle adds to sales and marketing groups in US

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

Endura sold to Pentland Brands

Pentland owns brands including Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus. LIVINGSTON, U.K

Interbike Q&A: Gregg Bagni sounds off on state of trade shows, retail landscape

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gregg Bagni is like no other personality in the business.

Specialized opens company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers “an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners.” The store is a full-service retail location, selling both bikes and equipment, with limited inventory and a focus on blending digital and physical retail. Additionally, there is a large focus on custom apparel tailored to a Southern California theme

BicycleBlueBook.com expands business development team

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book has added two new members to its business development team. Gary Thornton, based in Philadelphia, will cover the Northeast territory and Will Stoffel, based in Memphis, will cover the Southeast territory.

BicycleBlueBook.com expands business development team

SAN JOSE, Calif.

The Bike Cooperative adds Julbo to supplier network

MANCHESTER, N.H.

Dorel Sports: Revenues down but operating profits rise in Q2 and first half

Company blames sales declines at mass and fewer closeouts in IBD channel for revenue drop in second quarter. MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue was down 11 percent in its sports division, which includes its mass and IBD bike businesses, including Cannondale, Caloi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Sugoi brands