Month: September 1997

Spank Industries, iXS add QBP for US distribution

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — Swiss Protection brand iXS and Taiwan component maker Spank Industries have signed with QBP for additional distribution starting in March, stated The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales office for the two brands. “As the largest distributor in the USA, supplying over 4,000 bicycle retailers with unmatched reliability, we couldn’t wish for …

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GoPro acquires mobile editing apps Replay, Splice

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. announced agreements this week to acquire mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice. Merging Replay and Splice. “Splice, Replay and GoPro will combine to deliver what we believe will be the fastest and most enjoyable mobile editing experience,” GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman said. “We believe the accessibility, speed and efficiency of …

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Check this: Burke challenges industry leaders to measure their advocacy support

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As he has done before, Trek’s president, John Burke, has challenged the bike industry to support advocacy. At the annual Velo-City Global conference, held over the weekend and Monday in Taipei prior to the Taipei Cycle Show, Burke said climate change, in particular, made it critical that bicycle use increase in cities …

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Race Face/Easton bolster Fox Factory’s revenues

Suspension brand sees double-digit growth in fourth-quarter and full-year sales thanks to acquisition of RaceFace/Easton. SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. posted nearly 30 percent growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company announced Monday. Sales for the quarter totaled $95.7 million, compared with $74.1 million for the same …

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Fizik hires Ballantyne as N.A. marketing director

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian shoes, saddle and accessories brand Fizik has hired Scott Ballantyne as marketing director to grow its brand presence in North America. “His previous roles across the technology and corporate sectors, as well as his experience with cycling brands, makes Ballantyne uniquely equipped to take on these demands,” the company said …

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