SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After months of testing at independent bike dealers, MerchantOS has released a new point-of-sale add-on in partnership with analytics provider Swarm to give retailers a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Cyclists in Brooklyn who get stuck with a flat tire after regular bike shop hours may not have to hail a cab or phone a friend, thanks to two new Express Biker self-service bike part vending machines.
ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has launched a new training program for retailers in the cycling, outdoor and running industries. Mann University is a five-module curriculum that will run in four sessions in 2013.
WALNUT CREEK, CA (BRAIN) — Rivendell Bicycle Works is opening a pop-up location in San Francisco's Mission District for next week, June 1-9.
The location is near Shotwell and three blocks from the 24th & Mission BART station.
RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has been designated a Google Trusted Store, a program that Google launched about a year ago.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, reporting a 6.8 percent increase in comparable store sales for the quarter ended March 31 compared with the same period in 2012.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $60.5 million for its fiscal first quarter ended May 4, up 5.8 percent from the comparable period in 2012.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Widespread tornado warnings issued throughout the Plains states over the weekend became reality Sunday across parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
PITTSFIELD, MA (BRAIN) — Berkshire Bike and Board has opened a second store in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Like the original Berkshire Bike and Board located 20 miles away in Great Barrington, the 3,000-square-foot store was designed as a Giant Partner Store.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Benjamin Cox says that sourcing a line of accessories from Taiwanese, Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers for his single-location store is a big investment of capital and time.
GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer and cycling enthusiast George Vettor passed away last week. He was 77.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes continues to expand its reach by opening its seventh Pedego-branded store in less than three months in Southern California. Pedego Santa Monica opened its doors in early May, and will have a grand opening party this Sunday.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (BRAIN) — Cosmic Cycles, a well-known retailer in Flagstaff, has recently reopened in a new location with a new owner.
MOBILE, AL (BRAIN) — Working with Giant USA’s merchandising team, Cadence 120 Bicycles recently underwent a remodel and celebrated its grand reopening as a Giant Partner Store.
BEACONSFIELD, Quebec (BRAIN) — Gordon Campbell-Kelly brings years of industry and retail experience to his new family-oriented shop on the Island of Montreal, Golden Sports.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative added 16 new members in the off season, bringing total membership to 311 locations for the retailer-owned co-op.
ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — Some 1,183 students biked to school on Monday in Northeast Ohio. That set a daily record in the 6-year-old Bike to School Challenge. Monday's numbers were a third higher than on the first day of the weeklong challenge last year.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — By the end of summer, Erik’s Bike Shop should have opened its 20th location in a onetime autoworkers’ union hall across from the defunct Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plan right on the Mississippi River in St.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — High-end road and tri retailer Cadence Cycling & Multisport Center will have a grand reopening this Saturday, May 4, under its new ownership.