LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet, Inc. is reporting a 2.8 percent sales decrease in its first quarter, which ended June 30, compared to the same period last year. Sales came in at $81.5 million, down from $83.8 million last year.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Specialty retailer Endurance House announced Friday that it has finalized a franchise agreement with the newly formed company Karpe Diem LLC to open three stores in the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area within the next four years.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Yellow Jersey Bike Shop is moving out of the city and into Arlington, a small town just north of Madison. The doors will open in its new space on October 1.
RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA recently completed an extensive renovation of its superstore in Corona, California. Significant changes to the store’s interior décor and layout have allowed the company to expand its selection and increase inventory.
BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Neighbors and store employees helped fend off rioters looking to loot the Easyrider bike shop after the U.S. Open of Surfing ended here Sunday night.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) – Online retailer Backcountry.com has become the presenting sponsor of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — MerchantOS, a popular retail POS software brand among bike shops, has been acquired by LightSpeed, a Montreal-based software company.
MerchantOS said its product line and team will continue with a new name: LightSpeed Cloud.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Less than one month after its flagship store opened in Detroit, bicycle and watch manufacturer Shinola unveiled a second store in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood on July 18.
AGOURA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — With a full-service coffee shop, ample seating and a cozy den, JRA Bikes and Brew is more than just a retail store. Owners Vince and Tamera Gest opened JRA in May with the intention of creating a community hangout.
ANN ARBOR, MI (BRAIN) —Long-time retailer Wheels in Motion is wrapping up the final stages of a major expansion project that will more than quadruple its current 2,500 square-foot retail store, and make it Ann Arbor’s largest bike shop.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Following the closure of its downtown store last year, Williamson Bicycle Works has suspended operations indefinitely at its remaining location at 3729 East Washington Avenue in Madison.
GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN) — Paul Corey, founder of The Bike Route in Gainesville, Florida passed away this week. He was 67.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Square, best known for its credit card reader for iPhones and iPads, has launched an online marketplace, allowing local businesses to list their inventory online and accept orders through Square Market.
RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle will celebrate the opening of two new stores in Oregon and Florida on Wednesday.
FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN) — To address what it sees as a knowledge gap among consumers about carbon fiber technology, Southern California retailer East West Bikes on Friday will host industry pioneers from Cervélo, Parlee and Enve Composites for a full day of activities and evening forum titled “Night of Carb
TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN) —Trisports.com has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, citing a downturn in business stemming from problems with a new software system, competition from online retailers and the closure of a second retail store in Tempe, Arizona, in court documents the Arizona online and brick-and-mortar retailer filed last week.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — James Moore, owner of Moore’s Bike Shop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the new president of the board of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI plans to open new stores in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Columbus, Ohio, in September next year.
SPOKANE, WA (BRAIN) — The Bike Hub opened its second location in downtown Spokane, Washington last week. Owner Chris Andreasen teamed up with Giant’s retail merchandising team to design the 2,600 square foot Giant Partner Store.