LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will announce the nation’s best retailers of 2010 on the first day of Interbike. This elite group will include this year’s Top 100 Retailers and 5 Star Retailers, who have been selected to the list for five years running.
“Independent bicycle dealers have worked diligently over the past few years to deliver a world-class retail experience. Retailers on the whole have upped their game, becoming increasingly savvy as merchandisers, marketers and in business metrics,” said Megan Tompkins, BRAIN’s editor. “The retailers that have been named Top 100 and 5 Star retailers have distinguished themselves as the best of the best.”
The Top 100 Retailers are determined based upon an annual survey of sales reps conducted by Boulder Sports Research. To improve our sample of retailers, this year, for the first time, we solicited nominations industry-wide. Those nominations were included in the selection process, creating a larger pool of nominees.
Retailers were nominated based on market share, community outreach, advocacy efforts, store appearance and overall professionalism.
Top 100 and 5 Star retailers are currently being notified and a complete list of retailers will be published in the first day’s Show Daily. An in-depth profile on each retailer will be included in a special section in the November issue of BRAIN.
BRAIN and Interbike also will host a Top 100 Dealer Reception to honor the winners Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Casanova 503 in The Venetian. Event sponsors Colnago, Dahon, Devinci and Lezyne, and special guest Eddy Merckx will be in attendance to congratulate our 2010 winners.
This is an invitation-only event. For more information, please contact Robert Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org.