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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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Posted June 10, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—A district court judge this week awarded Trek nearly $300,000 in a breach of contract and breach of personal guaranty case against the former owner of an Illinois concept store.

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Posted June 8, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The owners of Marin County’s Paradigm Cycles have purchased City Cycle, the venerable San Francisco shop founded by the late Clay Mankin.

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Posted June 1, 2010

ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—The new operators of the Conte’s franchise have finalized the Freshbikes name for six Conte’s stores and will transition to the new brand by August 2012.

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Posted June 1, 2010

BY JASON NORMAN

DENVER, CO—Ken Gart’s formula for turning around Colorado’s Bicycle Village stores nine years ago was simple.

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Posted May 6, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—When Windsor Bicycle Center owner Mike Stollmeyer decided he wanted a new retail location with a completely new look for his Sonoma County, California business, he decided to partner with Giant Bicycle's retail merchandising team.

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Posted May 4, 2010

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Following two months of dedication, hard work and infinite passion, the doors of the Nordic Region’s first Specialized Concept Store called Ride 4 Fun recently opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Posted May 4, 2010

BY MATT WIEBE

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Headlines kept the health care debate front and center for months, but in spite of political posturing its passage should have little immediate impact on small retail stores or businesses.

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Posted May 3, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Nashville has been the hardest hit when it comes to the torrential rainfall that rolled through over the weekend, causing massive flooding to the area.

Most Nashville bike retailers reported minor damage to their shops, but Gran Fondo Cycles wasn’t so fortunate.

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Posted May 2, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—It was a “bittersweet” moment for the Gart family knowing that their long and successful run as Colorado sports retailers, including five Bicycle Village locations, had officially come to an end.

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Posted March 14, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—As of March 1, non-Colorado based retailers selling to Colorado customers must keep records on how much sales tax those Coloradans owe the state.

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Posted March 14, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, VA (BRAIN)—The phone was ringing off the hook on Friday at Bicycle Pro Shop in Alexandria, Virginia, and Eric Westerman, manager of the two-year-old shop, didn’t expect it to relent heading into the weekend. Customers are booking appointments for tune-ups.

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Posted March 11, 2010

LAKELAND, FL (BRAIN)—The Trek Bicycle Store in Lakeland, Florida, has shuttered after seven years in operation. The shop was the first retailer-owned Trek Concept Store to open back in November 2002, shortly after the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer introduced its concept store model.

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Posted March 8, 2010

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (BRAIN)—InCycle opened its fourth Southern California shop last Friday in Rancho Cucamonga at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernandino County.

InCycle Inc. purchased the prime 5,500-square-foot Foothill Blvd location for $1.06 million back in January.

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Posted March 1, 2010

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BY MATT WIEBE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Imagine starting a bike shop in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, without the help of bankers and as a young 20-year-old with little to no retail experience.

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Posted February 14, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, VA (BRAIN)—Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, call it what you will—many east coast and southern retailers have never been rocked by winter’s white teeth like this before.

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Posted February 9, 2010

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—The James Group will launch a new point of sale merchandising system for bicycles and after market products called the M6 on March 1.

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Posted February 7, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—During the build-out of his new Giant Brand Store in El Paso, Texas, Crazy Cat Cyclery owner Roberto Barrio said, "I’m a really good bike guy, but I’m not a very good merchandising guy. I learned so much from Giant about how to layout a store.”

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