Month: October 1988

Oakley Reports Growth Year in 2009

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley posted double digit growth in 2009 despite the rocky economy according to year-end earnings results released Monday by Oakley’s parent, Luxottica Group. The solid results last year were on top of double-digit growth in 2008, the company said. Luxottica said Oakley’s opportunities are still significant in 2010. Following a period of intense …

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BLC Survey Gets Good Response

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference’s six-week original consumer survey received more than 2,300 responses. “Some of the write-in answers were quite heated,” said Bikes Belong’s Kate Scheider, who conducted the survey. “People who ride a lot clearly feel invested in our industry.” Findings included that 76 percent of respondents were men and 24 percent …

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Downeast Open House Coming Up

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists’ Open House will highlight more than 900 new items featured in the distributor’s catalog for the 2010 season. New vendors include SportRack, Timbuk2, SportLegs, Nantucket Baskets, Prestacycle, and Motor Tabs. Downeast expects its 2010 catalog to be in shops by the second week of March. Dealers are invited to visit …

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Distributors Offering Freight Incentives

BY JASON NORMAN SANTE FE, NM—In the wake of higher rates from carriers such as FedEx and UPS, bike distributors are lowering shipping costs, trimming delivery times and expanding freight incentives to remain competitive in a buying environment where retailers are relying heavily on just-in-time (JIT) inventory. Bicycle Technologies International (BTI), for example, recently introduced …

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The 5th Spot

Word on the handmade streets is that the famed frame builders’ show is heading to Austin, Texas next year. They say everything is bigger in Texas. We’ll see if that also holds true for next year’s handmade show. This year’s show was held over the weekend in Richmond, Virginia. For a full recap be sure …

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