SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship plans to introduce a new "technology-powered shopping experience" at the IBD Summit in Arizona next week. The company, which is a sponsor of the summit, said the new technology will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to push back against showrooming.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Boulder, Colo.-based Product Architects, Inc., the parent company of Polar Bottle, was honored the is week at the Outdoor Retailer show for its commitement to U.S. manufacturing.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has retained ORIS Intel to track Internet violators of its minimum advertised price policy.
Selle San Marco's 2015 saddles are sold exclusively by authorized dealers who must follow its MAP.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S.-made leather saddle brand Selle Anatomica is now distributing to U.S. dealers via QBP; the company is also continuing dealer direct sales. Selle Anatomica also has updated its minimum advertised price policy and its online sales policy.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply is holding its Armchair Open House Feb. 6-8. The virtual open house allows dealers to place orders by phone or through Accell's B2B website for savings of up to 75 percent on XLC, Pryme and other parts and accessory brands.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC) received a $1.5 million grant Friday from REI to help boost the role of women in the outdoor and bicycle industry.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has launched an ambitious initiative to pass model electric bicycle legislation in California and New York.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is working with Ridley Bicycles on a variety of promotions this year, including a dealer program that will provide Ridley bike purchasers with a free month of CTS training and opportunities for Ridley dealers to participate in CTS camps.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion has launched its first action camera companion light line, the Sidekick, on Kickstarter. The company has already exceeded its $50,000 goal with the crowd-funding campaign, with nearly $85,000 pledged as of Thursday morning, with 22 days to go.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and brand communications agency of record.
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — American Cycling, a 25-year-old distributor based in Diamond Springs, Calif., is now working with e-bike supplier BionX to fulfill orders in the U.S.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Foundation's first-ever grant program will offer up to a total of $50,000 in funding for individuals, clubs, teams and organizations to support and promote the sport of triathlon in 2015.
BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — A board of directors was recently elected for the CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, a new group that formed last fall following the merger of the Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts' and Accessories' Industry (COLIPED) and the Association of the European Bicycle Industry (COLIBI).
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has announced a new presenting sponsor for its Dirt Fest mountain bike event.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has made two additions to its national sales management team and hired a new creative director.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru has promoted Jane Pearson to director of education and business development. She will be responsible for running Guru's training program at the Guru Academy in Bethel, Conn., and will expand global distribution of the Guru Fit System.
By Tony Brown
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The 2015 Minnesota's North Star Bicycle Festival – formerly the Nature Valley Grand Prix – one of the country's oldest and largest pro racing events, is in danger of being canceled.