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Halfords confirms participation in BA’s market data service

Halfords Group has confirmed that all of its cycling channels and brands, including Halfords, Cycle Republic, Tredz and Boardman Bikes, will participate in the BA’s new market data service. The initiative was launched by the BA to deliver accurate sales data to the sector, including information on key trends such …

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Halfords sees sales decline in ‘bigger-ticket’ adult bikes

Halfords’ retail cycling sales fell by 0.3 per cent like-for-like, in a report that covers the 14-week period to 4th January. The retailer said growth in cycle accessories and children’s cycling was offset by a decline in the more discretionary and bigger-ticket adult bikes. Group revenue fell by 1.7 per cent …

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Halfords to sell ‘world’s first’ connected smart bike with Amazon Alexa

Halfords has launched the Cybic bike range, the ‘world’s first’ connected smart bike with access to Amazon Alexa. Andy Whitehall, Halfords’ bike expert, said: “We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes, we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be …

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Cycle Republic adds Brompton to store lineup

Cycle Republic has added Brompton bikes to its lineup across 21 nationwide stores. This follows the announcement last month that Halfords Group and Brompton Bicycle have agreed a long-term strategic partnership. All shops now feature a selected range of bikes and accessories, and nearly a third will have 20 Brompton …

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Halfords’ cycling sales rise by just one per cent

Halfords’ cycling sales increased by just one per cent like-for-like, in a report that covers the 26 weeks up to 28th September. The retailer said a challenging start to the year, with poor weather in April and an early Easter, was offset by a better performance in the peak summer …

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Halfords withdraws from Evans race

Halfords has pulled out of talks to rescue Evans Cycles, Sky News reports. The withdrawal paves the way for another investor to take control of the struggling chain, with JD Sports and Sports Direct reportedly showing interest. According to Sky News, Halfords ended discussions with Evans’ advisers in the last few …

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Halfords and Brompton agree long-term partnership

Halfords Group has formed a long-term strategic partnership with Brompton Bicycle. Brompton will launch across the Halfords group in 21 Cycle Republic stores, including via click and collect, and two Tredz stores in November. This will be along with a dedicated Brompton mini-store in the Manchester Piccadilly branch of the …

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Halfords is one of the bidders for Evans Cycles

It’s being reported by Sky News that Halfords has made an offer for the struggling Evans Cycles chain. Halfords was amongst a number of bidders that presented offers for bike chain earlier this week. Halfords has declined to comment. Evans needs find more than £10 million to see it through …

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Halfords report increase in cycling like-for-like revenue of 0.8 per cent

Halfords’ latest financial summary has shown an increase in cycling revenue of just 0.8 per cent like-for-like. The company reported a good peak summer period following the poor weather at the start of the year and an early Easter. E-bikes were reported to be the ‘standout performer’ and sales of …

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Inspiring the next generation

Halfords has put its weight behind national cycle training programme Bikeability in a bid to get 25,000 more primary school kids cycling. The chain is giving an estimated £1 million to the delivery of Bikeability training, and is also offering free bike checks for Bikeability pupils and their families and …

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