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The online vendor did not reveal which of its businesses, bike, tennis, outdoor, or team sports, is facing the biggest problems. – Photo Signa Sports United

Signa Sports United takes drastic steps to face economic headwinds

BERLIN, Germany - Online vendor Signa Sports United is taking instant action to face continuing macroeconomic headwinds, oversupply in the market and...

Incoming CEO Tjeerd Jegen has more than 25 years of expertise in global retail companies. – Photo Accell Group

Accell Group appoints new CEO

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands - Accell Group has appointed Tjeerd Jegen as CEO and Chair of the Management Board. Starting 1 November 2023, Jegen who...

“The possibility of stepping into my father's shoes is on the horizon, but it's important to understand that our approach is quite flexible,” explains Daria Büchel as she takes her first steps into the family business. – Photo Büchel

Büchel enters transition phase as new generation steps in

FULDA, Germany - Following an initial reluctance to join the family business, Daria Büchel is now following her father footsteps into the bicycle...

“Without Karim there would be no Cowboy,” shared Adrien Roose and Tanguy Goretti in announcing the co-founder's death aged 36. - Photo Cowboy

Cowboy mourns the loss of co-founder Karim Slaoui

BRUSSELS, Belgium - E-bike brand Cowboy has announced that one of its co-founders, Karim Slaoui, has sadly passed away. The 36-year-old died of a...

Francois Joly started at Mavic as OEM sales manager. – Photo Mavic

Mavic to strengthen OEM presence and appoints dedicated manager

ANNECY, France - Component manufacturer Mavic has announced a change in its market strategy. To improve its presence on the OEM market again,...

As CEO of Decathlon-CESEE, André Weinert is responsible for 17 countries where the sports chain store giant is present. – Photo Decathlon

Decathlon Germany CEO to oversee growth in Eastern Europe in new role

PLOCHINGEN, Germany - Sporting goods manufacturer and retailer Decathlon has appointed the CEO of Decathlon-Germany André Weinert to CEO-CESEE...

Corratec’s new COO, Jochen Vogt introduced himself to Bike Europe at the 2023 Corratec house show. – Photo Jo Beckendorff

Corratec transforming to European series producer under new COO

RAUBLING, Germany - Iko Sportartikel Handels GmbH - first better known as Iko-Corratec and with the success of its bicycle brand now known as...

I have decided to become a part of that on-going change in the industry,” wrote Steve Carr. – Photo Steve Carr

Steve Carr left Selle Royal

POZZOLEONE, Italy - He became a well-known face in the industry in the past 25 years representing Selle Royal. Recently Steve Carr stepped down by...

Jens Stahlschmidt will be one of the representatives of ZEG’s next generation board of directors. – Photo Jens Stahlschmidt

Dealer cooperative ZEG expands board of directors

COLOGNE, Germany - Europe's largest bicycle dealer cooperative ZEG has hired industry veteran Jens Stahlschmidt as new member of the board of...

Outgoing CEO Robbert De Kock was heavily involved in the biennial World Cycling Forum. – Photo World Cycling Forum

Robbert De Kock to step down as CEO of WFSGI

ITTIGEN, Switzerland - The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is to have a new CEO. After a successful 16-year tenure, Robbert De...