Business

Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Orbea resumes production in Spain

Orbea has resumed its production after a two-week suspension of its manufacturing activity. The Spanish Government has now lifted the shutdown order for non-essential business, and Orbea says it’s “back to work with more passion than ever”. “We’re all experiencing some truly difficult days,” said a statement on the brand’s …

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How IBDs can remain opportunistic throughout COVID-19

For many years the majority of IBDs have relied upon bricks-and-mortar sales. For retailers to adapt during these strange and unfamiliar times, many will have to acknowledge that there is likely to be a significant shift towards online shopping during the lockdown. Now is the time to consider creating and/or …

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Raleigh aims to support IBDs by adapting D2C sales

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Raleigh is temporarily disabling the option for click & collect sales placed through their website. Instead, the distributor is offering increased commissions for their partner stores on home delivery orders in a bid to support IBD stores. Raleigh’s head of digital Chris Palmer …

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Pegasus launches new website

Pegasus Bikes has launched a new website.  The new and improved site features product pages and simple click-to-brick shopping of the latest models, including the recently announced 2020 Premio Cross and Premio Speed. The new website has been designed as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all leisure e-trekking bike needs, including e-bikes …

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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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Litelok offering direct shipping for B2B

Litelok is directly shipping B2B orders for its new and existing customers. The business is still open and fulfilling orders and deliveries as normal, it said. Litelok is made in Britain and whilst some of the production cannot continue due to social distancing, it is able to maintain some activities …

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Partner Content: How can online retailers weather the pandemic storm?

By Cas Paton, founder and CEO of OnBuy.com There’s no doubt we’re in uncharted waters; the coronavirus pandemic has created a level of disruption that generations of people won’t have experienced before. As the prime minister said recently: “coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades”. It’s …

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Raleigh sees “record-breaking” online sales

Raleigh has experienced “record-breaking” online sales over the past two weeks as consumers head online to purchase bicycles as COVID-19 lockdown continues. With the Easter Holidays only days away, Raleigh is experiencing a surge in the demand for kids bikes and kids seats for the back of their parents’ bikes. …

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Insync reports demand at ‘Christmas levels’

Insync Bikes’ bike sales have reached a level “only usually seen around Christmas” in the last five working days, as key workers and the wider public adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Head of European operations Eddie Eccleston said demand for bikes is primarily in the price range of £160-£300 and …

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Weldtite issues update on COVID-19 operations

Weldtite managing director Paul Davis has released a statement on the business’ operations during COVID-19. The business is carrying a good stock of finished goods, tools and sub-components which can be used in flexible manufacture, it said, and is continuing to process and send orders as “quickly as practical” but …

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