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Julie Muyllaert.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our April magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining qualified sales people and mechanics?

Tagged From the Magazine

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, legislation supported by outdoor and bike industry groups.

(BRAIN) — Police were reportedly called to Scott Sports headquarters in Switzerland on Wednesday afternoon to respond to what officials said was "a dispute between managers." 

PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Canfield Bikes announced Wednesday it is relocating from Fruita to a location just outside Salida that includes a larger warehouse, connected office and retail space, and eventually will offer mountain bike demos and rentals.

A building in Hualien County, Taiwan, on Wednesday. Photo released by Taiwan Presidential Office.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Industry members in Taiwan say Wednesday's 7.4 magnitude earthquake did little more than shake up residents and perhaps knock some products off the shelves.

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GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Beat Zaugg, who has been an owner of Scott Sports since 1998, says he remains the brand's CEO, a minority shareholder and chairman of its parent company board, despite a news release Friday saying that the board had fired him.

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports Board of Directors replaced CEO Beat Zaugg "to refresh Scott's development to become a world-class manufacturer in bikes and other outdoor sport categories."

KATY, Texas (BRAIN) — Academy Sports + Outdoors will continue to expand its footprint this year by opening 15 to 17 new stores, with one in Knightdale, North Carolina, already up and running last week and another in Greenwood, Indiana, scheduled for April.

Stromer ST7.

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — MyStromer AG and Revolt Zycling AG settled a patent infringement lawsuit with the latter signing a cease-and-desist order and agreeing to pay a confidential settlement amount.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal
CSL's facility in Iowa.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — As the German distributor Messingschlager pulls back from the U.S. market, industry veteran Nyle Nims has relaunched his 3PL business in Iowa, now called Cycle Source Logistics. CSL provides third-party logistics services to clients in and outside of the bike industry.

 The Juggernaut FS Step-Thru was among the models stolen.

DELTA, British Columbia (BRAIN) — A 40-foot shipping container with 150 Biktrix e-bikes valued at more than $500,000 — including some 2025 prototypes — was stolen from a warehouse here during the early morning hours of March 19.

SHIREBROOK, England (BRAIN) — The Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles e-commerce websites will relaunch in the United Kingdom after Frasers Group acquired them and their house brands, including Nukeproof and Vitus Bikes.

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NEWARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — Samuel J. Mancini is scheduled to report to the U. S. Bureau of Prisons in Colorado on Tuesday, April 2.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry group PeopleForBikes will work on a "comprehensive comment" in support of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision to address e-bike injury risks with new federal rules.

Tagged Electric bike

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — On Wednesday, Giant Group's board approved its full 2023 financial report, which shows consolidated sales of NT$76.95 billion ($2.44), an annual decline of 16.4%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation reported year-over-year revenue declines for 2023 (38%) and the fourth quarter (10%), but CEO Sean Macdonald said the cycling and motorcycle protective brand sees better days ahead.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Audrey and Mark Sze-To.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our March magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are the market forces that you feel are most out of your control? What resources or training help you manage?

Tagged From the Magazine
The Haro Saguaro.

Unlike many in the industry, Haro Bikes has been busy expanding instead of contracting, brand officials told BRAIN at Taipei Cycle this week.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Photo from this year's show courtesy of Taipei Cycle.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Crazy. The right thing to do. A reckoning. Those were some of the initial feelings from industry professionals who spoke to BRAIN at Taipei Cycle on Wednesday.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Company also will reduce SKUs by 40% according to internal document.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle president John Burke has told company leaders that he has decided to “right size” the company by 10% in response to slow sales and high inventory levels. But he says the company's overall strategy remains unchanged.

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