’ latest trade journal available to read online

CyclingIndustry.News’ sixth trade journal of the year is now available to read online, or is downloadable in pdf format by clicking here.

The issue begins with the usual front line retail opinion, where CI.N asks the trade about consumer direct pressures, such as to what degree are retailers concerned by a tilt of the traditional distribution model toward more direct options in the face of pricing pressures and whether they have thought about following through with own brand goods of their own.

Following, readers can also see a snippet from CyclingIndustry.News’ annual Independent Retailer Study (available to purchase in full here) on market sharing. Here, CI.N asks ‘what are your feelings on sharing brands with multiple and online retail giants?’ as well as analysing retailers best selling e-Bikes and pedal bikes.

Next up is an an exclusive interview with Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch E-Bike Systems, where he explains that it may be the mathematics of the transport ecosystem alone that makes the e-Bike a nailed-on success.

We then turn to an analysis of retail stock trends where Andy Isenman once again puts his algorithms to work to help CI.N spot the latest trends.

Furthermore, the latest trade journal analyses sustainability within the bike industry. There is a feeling in the bike industry that our ‘green image’ is a generous association based on the post production product use. When push comes to shove, what substance has this idea? In the context of the emergency surrounding the climate discussion, CI.N explores how far we’ve come and how much work remains.

Additionally, as the final Eurobike in Friedrichshafen wound to a conclusion – leaders from across the bike industry gathered on stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues. In the latest trade journal, CI.N recaps on a talk touching on supply, sustainability and regulatory wrangles that could cost the trade dearly…

Other features include:

  • A profile on Pembree as Raleigh recently announced a distribution partnership with the brand
  • An interview with Altino Lourenco of Yamaha Ebike
  • How to take part in CyclingIndustry.News’ fifth annual Retail Study which can be done here.
  • An opinion piece on the much debated topic of living wage within the bike industry
  • An analysis of anti-theft devices with help from Pentalock and Leopard Tech
  • A recap of the Eurobike and IAA trade shows
  • An ‘ask the boss’ column featuring Muc-Off, where Alex Trimnell discusses the firms latest solutions in cleaning products and reducing environmental impact.