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Posted September 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group recently released results from its Retail POS Survey conducted in August. Representatives from multiple sporting goods industries took the survey, with 237 IBDs participating—the most of any industry. 

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Posted August 22, 2013

TALENT, OR (BRAIN) — Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley will soon become the area’s first bike shop to serve beer and wine. Owner Ian Bagshaw plans to put in six beer taps and pour mostly local brews during regular business hours. 

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Posted August 21, 2013

MOSCOW, ID (BRAIN) — New retailer Rolling Hills Bikes recently opened in downtown Moscow, home of the University of Idaho. Andrew Pratt and Collin Priebe moved to Moscow from Bellingham, Wash., where they both worked for several years at Kulshan Bikes.

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Posted August 20, 2013

VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone.

“I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.”

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Posted August 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $88.9 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 3, up 9.1 percent from the same period last year.

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Posted August 20, 2013

BOISE, ID (BRAIN) — Multi-sport retailer Idaho Mountain Touring has opened a second location in Meridian, just west of its downtown Boise store. The 6,000-square-foot Meridian store, which opened in June, is a full-service shop, carrying bicycles from Giant and Trek.

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Posted August 15, 2013

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 9, 2013

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.

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Posted August 7, 2013

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.

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Posted August 6, 2013

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.

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Posted August 5, 2013

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 29, 2013
Store employees armed themselves with wrenches and seatposts to fend off surf-competition looters
In a bystander's video, an Easyrider employee fights to keep a bike.

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.

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Posted July 29, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) – Online retailer Backcountry.com has become the presenting sponsor of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Competition
Posted July 24, 2013

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.

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Posted July 23, 2013

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. 

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Posted July 19, 2013

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.

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Posted July 18, 2013

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.

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Posted July 18, 2013

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. 

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Posted June 27, 2013

GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN) — Paul Corey, founder of The Bike Route in Gainesville, Florida passed away this week. He was 67. 

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Posted June 27, 2013
The Square register app and card scanner on an iPhone

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.

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