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YoY footfall for 2020 down by 43%

Total year-on-year footfall for 2020 fell by 43.4%, according to BRC-ShopperTrak data. Year-on-year UK footfall decreased by 46.1% in December, a 19.3 percentage point improvement from November when England was under lockdown. Footfall on high streets declined by 49.5% year on year. This was the worst-performing location type for the …

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New online platform Buyerdock searching for indie retail volunteers for trials

New digital product discovery platform Buyerdock is searching for indie retail volunteers for trials. The platform has been developed over the past two years, through discussions with retailers and sellers from the UK, Europe and the USA. During the first lockdown, funding was raised to develop the test platform. “Discovering …

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Bike shops can remain open in new national lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses which can remain open during England’s national lockdown announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM last night instructed people to stay at home to ‘control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives’ in a decision that follows a rise in infections, hospital …

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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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