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Posted September 27, 2010

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing opened its first brick and mortar store in the Back Bay area of Boston. The new 1,000-square-foot store on historical Newbury Street gives Bostonians and visitors the opportunity to fully experience the unique, fun-loving culture of the wool apparel brand.

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Posted September 17, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bike Commuter, Portland’s only bike shop focusing squarely on the bicycle commuter market, is expanding into a larger space in the city’s Sellwood neighborhood.

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Posted September 16, 2010

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.

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Posted September 16, 2010

FRUITA, CO (BRAIN)—Troy Rarick sold Over the Edge Sports (OTE) in Fruita, Colorado, to George Gatseos and Ross Schnell, both early employees of the store.

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Posted August 27, 2010

BRANFORD, CT (BRAIN)—Action Sports Bicycle Center of Branford, CT, recently celebrated its grand opening, and despite a few scattered late summer rain showers, hundreds of customers were eager to experience the newest Giant Brand Store.

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Posted August 13, 2010

BRANFORD, CT (BRAIN)—While other retailers in the New Haven/Branford area have scaled back operations in this challenging economy, Paul von Maffei, owner of Action Sports, believed he could grow his operation.

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Posted August 13, 2010

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

KEYSTONE, CO—Oxygen levels were low but spirits were palpably high at Specialized’s dealer launch in Keystone, a popular winter resort west of Denver that sits at more than 9,000 feet above sea level.

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Posted August 6, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will open a new retail store in Columbia, Maryland, and relocate its existing store in Tualatin, Oregon (Portland).

The grand openings for the Columbia and Portland stores are set for August 13.

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Posted July 27, 2010

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association and Growth Cycle are teaming up to create two hours of fresh Selling Cycling retail staff training content for 2011.

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Posted July 26, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Hundreds of Bostonians turned up for the grand opening of Giant Cycling World Boston this past weekend. This is the company's first ever Giant owned store.

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Posted July 22, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN)—Mike Olson has expanded his successful San Diego Trek Bicycle Superstore chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Posted July 21, 2010

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to believe but Interbike is just around the corner. And this year, for the second time, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will announce its Top 100 Retailers for 2010 at the industry’s leading North American trade show.

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Posted July 15, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing its own line of kids bicycles.

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Posted July 13, 2010

ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—4th of July weekend not only brought fireworks to the sky, but also to the IBD sales floor.

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Posted June 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Revolution Cycles has hired Angela Koch to the newly created of events and advocacy coordinator.

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Posted June 24, 2010

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Orbea plans to open a company-owned concept store this fall in Little Rock, Arkansas, home of the Spanish brand’s U.S. headquarters.

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Posted June 21, 2010

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Business for European bicycle dealers started turning around late in the first quarter of the year after many experienced falling sales in 2009, according to a study released last Friday by the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA).

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Posted June 20, 2010

LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant’s first venture in company-branded stores opened in Littleton, Colorado Saturday morning.

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Posted June 15, 2010

GULFPORT, MS (BRAIN)—Robert Driskell is well versed in natural disasters, but with the Gulf oil spill Driskell is now becoming better acquainted with man-made catastrophes.

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Posted June 15, 2010

BY JASON NORMAN

GIG HARBOR, WA—Debit cards, credit cards, rewards cards—to the consumer the type of plastic they use to make purchases isn’t a life-changing decision. But to some retailers that choice significantly affects their bottom line since transaction fees vary widely between each of them.

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