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Posted July 12, 2024

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group recently issued a business update to its shareholders and business partners and included an update on its Babboe cargo bike recall over concerns about the structural integrity of its frames.

Posted July 12, 2024

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed into law a legislative package to enhance lithium-ion battery safety standards that includes recognizing EN and UL testing standards.

Posted July 10, 2024

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Chris Speyer, most recently Chief Merchandising Officer at REI Co-op, is joining the Canadian sports retailer Mountain Equipment Company. He will officially join MEC at the end of the month. 

Posted July 9, 2024
David Sperstad.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our July magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your expectations of sales reps? How are relations among retailers, sales representatives, and manufacturers?

Posted July 9, 2024

EL PASO, Texas (BRAIN) — Osprey and Hydro Flask parent company Helen of Troy's net sales fell 12.2% in the first quarter year-over-year. The Home & Outdoor category, which Osprey and Hydro Flask are part of, declined 8.6%.

Posted July 8, 2024
More product highlights as the organizers announce increases in trade and consumer attendance.

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of Eurobike, which closed Sunday following its closing weekend consumer festival, said attendance by both consumers and trade visitors was up slightly this year over last. 

Posted July 8, 2024

Remember all the bikes we sold during COVID? The riders are still out there, and they're still riding.

Posted July 4, 2024
The War on Presta, and more.
Photo: Nicolas Det/Eurobike

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Day 2 (July 4) at Eurobike lacked fireworks, but pretzels, wiener schnitzel and potato salad were an acceptable substitute for hot dogs, apple pie and — potato salad. Here are a few things we turned up.

Posted July 3, 2024
Photo: Eurobike/Frank Baumhammel

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — The third Eurobike to be held at the Frankfurt Messe opened Wednesday for three days of trade show action followed by a weekend consumer festival.

Posted July 3, 2024

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will join other brands in offering a direct-to-consumer bike buying option after unveiling its Consumer Choice program that will provide 15% to 20% margins to the consumer's closest Partner Level retailer.

Posted July 2, 2024
Blair Clark.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon's Blair Clark is retiring as North America general manager, and his responsibilities are being temporarily transferred to the brand's headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.

Posted June 27, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has appointed Hap Seliga as president of its US subsidiary.

Posted June 27, 2024
UPDATED with bid price.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Spia Cycling, a subsidiary of Giant Manufacturing, has emerged as a stalking horse bidder for the assets of Stages Cycling LLC. Stages, Foundation Fitness LLC and related companies filed for Chapter 11 protection in Nebraska’s federal bankruptcy court here on June 22. 

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