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How to keep your business running in tougher tiers

Following recent COVID-19 developments and tightening of restrictions, the ACT can confirm that bicycle shops will be allowed to remain open across all tiers in England, Wales and Scotland. But with millions of people placed in Tier 4, retailers will have to adapt to acknowledge the significant shift towards online …

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pinkjersey.com to open up to 250 retail stores and service centres in US

Online retailer pinkjersey.com has announced an ‘aggressive’ plan to open up to 250 locally-owned retail bicycle shops and service centres in the United States. “We are excited to announce today our plan to open up to 250 professional bicycle shops in the United States,” said company spokesperson Natalie Cristino. “The …

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How did IBDs fare in 2020?

Bike retailers have seen a rise in demand this year, leading to surging sales and stock shortages. But what can we expect as we head into 2021? Rebecca Morley investigates

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Know your customer

In the second of a four-part series, James Smith looks at the advantages and disadvantages of a physical store

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BA holds first session of Independent Retailer Forum

The BA has held the first session of a new forum for the independent bicycle retail sector. The association hosted a dozen leading independent retailers, representing the varied sizes, regions and channels of the sector, in early December, hot on the heels of the independent retailer panel session broadcast during …

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61% of consumers ‘concerned’ about safety of high street shopping

New research conducted by retail analysts, Maybe* at the start of December has suggested that nearly two-thirds of shoppers are still concerned about the safety of shopping on their local high street during the festive period. The survey, which had 2,000 respondents, found that 61% of participants were concerned about …

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Pure Electric to open 17th UK retail store, aiming for European expansion

Pure Electric is opening its 17th UK store this Friday, 18th December – which is also its fifth in London. The new store, which will create seven new jobs, is on Tooley Street by London Bridge and follows recent London shop openings in Croydon Box Park, Spitalfields and Holborn. The …

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Spend hits £1.1 billion on Small Business Saturday 2020

Spend on Small Business Saturday hit £1.1 billion this year, exceeding the billion-pound mark for the ‘first time ever’ as shoppers showed support for their local high streets. The UK’s eighth annual Small Business Saturday, which took place on 5th December, saw 15.4 million people hitting the high street and …

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Sigma Sports secures 95 in Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100

Sigma Sports has secured a place in The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table. Sigma Sports is ranked 95th in the 2020 list, which features a wide range of businesses, including breweries, marketing agencies and construction companies. The company has reported an annual sales rise over three …

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