retail

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

David Wang joins ASE as vice president of purchasing

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has added industry veteran David Wang to its executive team as vice president of purchasing. The position is new to ASE and entails working with the product groups and merchant teams at Advanced Sports International, Performance Bicycle, and Nashbar to manage current purchasing processes and procedures

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Endurance House begins working with Bike2020.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN)? —Endurance House, a 14-store retail chain, is now working with Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes. Bike2020 provides a marketplace for bikes that are then picked up at brick-and-mortar locations.  “We are very excited that Endurance House has decided to come on board with Bike2020.com with all 14 of their retail locations! We look forward to helping them better expose their brand and move some inventory through our partnership and platform,” said Marc Katz, the president of Bike2020.com.

Accell Group: Sales in North America down in first half

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains. Sales through other channels, including online, are growing but it wasn’t enough to offset the decline in sales to multi-sport retail chains, the company said

New BRAIN issue looks at e-bike market, PressCamp, and more

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amid a continued woeful start to the year for the industry as a whole, e-bike sales are a sole bright spot, and the newest issue of BRAIN takes a look at the growing market.