US trade consultant welcomes Taiwan bike industry’s just-in-time leap of faith

In his latest retail-and-economic trends report for the National Bicycle Dealer's Association of America, Jay Townley states his support and enthusiasm for the work of the A-Team, a non-profit industry organisation that wants to increase inventory turns in the bicycle industry from 2.8 a year to 24. This will keep Taiwan at the cutting edge of bike design, believes the A-Team, and will help fleet-of-foot IBDs remain competitive against sluggish corporate retailers. Supermarkets especially, believes the A-Team, are guilty of "lower-price, lower quality, no profit."

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