Rick Vosper

All articles by Rick Vosper

October 13, 2021

Why college Economics professors teach the bicycle business as an example of Perfect Competition.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 7, 2021

A version of this article ran in the October issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Most ambitious shop staffers look ahead to rising up through the ranks in the industry. How many of you have talked to a successful company's sales rep and thought, "I wish I had their job!"

Posted in Industry News
August 9, 2021

Outside reps have long been an invisible army within the bike business. Now the NBDA is stepping up to make them easier to find for suppliers and retailers.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
July 13, 2021

As dealers and suppliers struggle to meet inventory demands and wait times continue to lengthen, trade show organizers are steadfastly bullish on their future.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
June 15, 2021

While the rest of the market is scrambling for product, the e-bike sector just keeps on growing. And that's a good thing for the IBD.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
June 9, 2021

2020 brought unprecedented change to the bicycle industry. But when we look at the 2021 dealer count, the most surprising thing is how few surprises there are.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
April 12, 2021

The industry is in an unprecedented scramble for more product. But be careful what you wish for.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
March 15, 2021
SO 2013: Cannondale experimented with concept stores years ago.

Like them or not, brand-owned retail stores are here to stay, with Trek in a commanding position to lock in key markets nationwide.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
January 11, 2021

As the market changes, so does the way suppliers and retailers interact.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
December 7, 2020

The one thing we know for sure is that nobody knows for sure.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis