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Fred Clements

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July 17, 2014

The average bike shop today is bigger than in the past, both in dollar volume and physical size, according to a new retail study from the NBDA conducted early this year.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
July 9, 2014

A look at retailers' legal obligations regarding recalled products.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
July 2, 2014

Last week's recall of 125,000 bicycles for defective forks was bad news for everyone. But many shop owners are expressing dismay at what they say is inadequate reimbursement being offered by the manufacturers for this huge and important effort.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
June 20, 2014

In his new book, Donny Perry offers an energetic and creative take on the world of bike shops, their continuing efforts to survive, and their prospects for the future.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
June 13, 2014

New York City bike shops were in the news last week when Bloomberg (bloomberg.com) wrote that the city's one-year-old bike sharing program (City Bike) was hurting sales at local bike shops.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
June 3, 2014

While adult cycling seems to be relatively stable, cycling continues to lose young participants at an alarming rate.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
May 15, 2014

New research confirms that many consumers actively seek out and favor retailers that do not collect sales tax, and that discriminatory sales tax laws that allow some Internet retailers to avoid collecting tax are harming many brick-and-mortar businesses who collect the tax (in sales tax states).

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements
May 2, 2014

Entitlement can be a disastrous thing for retailers facing increasing competition and struggling to compete.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
April 21, 2014

Women sometimes say they are not comfortable in bike shops, but Bridget Brennan thinks this can change.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.
March 31, 2014

Dealer reaction was swift to Giant's announcement last week of a new program to lower retail prices on 30 bike models starting March 31.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements

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