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Editorial

Too Many of Your Customers Are Dying!

Here are some sobering figures. In 2003 the Australian road toll totalled 1,621 people. By 2013 this had dropped to 1,193, the lowest figures for most states since the 1920’s.

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How's Business?

How’s Business?

Theft is an unfortunate problem for Australian bike shops, but sometimes it’s not just the bike shop owners’ stock that’s stolen.

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Trade Talk

Bikecorp Sold Ending a 30 Year Partnership

One of the Australian bicycle industries’ largest, oldest and most highly respected wholesalers has just been sold. Bikecorp was formed approximately 30 years ago when Geoff Ward, Geoff Haydon and Kevin Mitchell joined forces with Rio Marui, the Japanese based owner of Tioga and other global bike brands.

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Trade Talk

Wiggle, Chain Reaction, Gaining Key Australian Sponsorship Endorsements

The two largest international bicycle mail order companies, Wiggle and Chain Reaction have recently made some major sponsorship inroads into the Australian market.

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Trade Talk

Australian Cycling Federation Tackling Financial and Management Issues

Former BHP Billiton  chairman Don Argus is part of a committee charged with finding a new chief executive and board for the financially struggling Cycling Australia.

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Trade Talk

Bicycle Industries Australia Launches Retail Traders Program

Since the demise last year of the Retail Cycle Traders Australia (RCTA) there has been no Australian representative body for Australia’s bicycle retailers.

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Trade Talk

Van Nicholas Taken Over by Accell Group

Bicycling Trade recently received advice from Mr Gabriel du Plessis of Blue Globe Alliance, the Queensland based Australian agent for Van Nicholas titanium bicycles that Van Nicholas has been taken over by the Accell Group.

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Shop Talk

Dolomiti Is Moving Into Former Ivanhoe Cycles Store

Carlton based ebike retailer Dolomiti is currently doing an extensive renovation on the original Ivanhoe Cycles premises on Heidelberg Road at Ivanhoe.

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Shop Talk

Avantiplus Rolling Out New High Level Concept Stores

Avantiplus is well underway with a significant program in upgrading its Avantiplus concept store network.

The first two of these are in Cairns and Hobart. According to Chris Newman, Retail Development Manager for Avantiplus, which is part of Sheppard Cycles Australia, the Hobart store opened in November 2013 and Cairns in July 2013.

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Shop Talk

Huge New Trek Store Opens in Melbourne

Bikes Direct have just opened a massive new store, which is their third store in Melbourne.

Bikes Direct Hoppers Crossing is on Old Geelong Road in a ‘bulky goods retail’ precinct.

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