TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Despite deep discounts and sales that started earlier than ever, Thanksgiving weekend sales were down for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.
NEW YORK, NY and GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Retailer Signature Cycles raised almost $80,000 for World Bicycle Relief last month with help from industry donors—and a huge assist from an individual benefactor.
DETROIT, MI (BRAIN)—Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop and Detroit Bikes have partnered to open a retail residency in collaboration with Eastern Market Corp.'s Thanksgiving market. The bicycle boutique is housed in a shipping container located in Shed 4 of Detroit’s Eastern Market shopping district.
OCEANSIDE, CA (BRAIN)—Specialty retailer Endurance House continues its expansion with the opening of a fourth store in mid-November.
LANCASTER, OH (BRAIN) — Dan Peters, owner of Lancaster Bicycle, passed away Nov. 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 41.
LA CAÑADA, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet recently announced that it has partnered with First Bankcard, a leading national credit card issuer and division of First National Bank of Omaha, to launch a new Sport Chalet MasterCard.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Chrome Industries is partnering with Los Angeles retailer Orange 20 Bikes to bring a Chrome Hub pop-up store to the City of Angels—Chrome 20.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for Interbike’s IBD Summit, returning for a third year to Monterey, California, just ahead of the Sea Otter Classic.
FAIRFIELD, CT (BRAIN) — Zane’s Cycles president Christopher Zane is offering a $2,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of shoplifters who he said are responsible for taking a 2013 Trek Domane 5.9 from his Fairfield, Conn., store. Zane’s Cycles flagship store is in Branford, Conn.
FRESNO, CA (BRAIN) — Steven’s Bicycles has been a Fresno fixture at its Palm and Shields location since 1955, but the retailer will be closing its store there Nov. 22 to move to the Figarden Loop in Northwest Fresno at Brawley.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Southwest retailer Sport Chalet saw sales fall 5.2 percent in its more recent quarter, although the chain’s online retailing was up 32 percent. The company showed a net loss of $3 million in its second quarter.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing the 100th module in its online retailer training program on Monday. The 100th module is devoted to the company's new hydraulic road disc brakes.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar on Thursday that will focus on holiday season marketing and strategies for bike shops.
RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Jenson USA will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first brick-and-mortar store this Saturday. The festivities are scheduled to take place at the company’s superstore in Corona, California.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The retailers were as varied as they come on the first day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle. The tour started at mega-retailer REI's flagship store, a stunning and expansive retail space that caters to commuters and families.