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28 Oct 2019

Alongside The Cycle Show last month Cytech are offering a third off the Theory one course until the end of October, allowing you to start your Cytech journey for less.

25 Oct 2019

Both Jumbo Records and Winyl bring life to the music industry through their passion for records and live events.

24 Oct 2019

Halfords have recently changed finance provider resulting in, what many might consider, undesirable implications for UK consumers

23 Oct 2019

Is the ‘death of the high street' being overstated? Research shows that independent shops are booming across the UK.

23 Oct 2019

A family-run outdoor shop in Whalley, Lancashire has been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2019.

21 Oct 2019

This year we have two independent arts and crafts stores shortlisted into our final 25, with enough creativity between them to inspire the whole of the UK to get crafty!

21 Oct 2019

On the 12th November the APPCG is hosting the first ever Cycling Showcase in Parliament

17 Oct 2019

In honour of National Baking Week we would love to celebrate our brilliant baking shop and dazzling deli in the running to be named Best Small Shop of 2019!

15 Oct 2019

Sports Direct has voiced concerns about the dominance of Adidas and Nike and the high level of supplier power that they have in the sportswear industry.

14 Oct 2019

This year we are delighted to say that there has been a couple of fine food shops shortlisted, this includes a wine merchant and a cheesemonger.

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Take part in CI.N's market data drive and earn rewards

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

CyclingIndustry.News SurveyCyclingIndustry.News is calling on the UK's independent bike shops to take part in its third annual Independent Retail Channel Study, something which you can now do here. This year's survey consists of 41 questions, making it unashamedly more in depth than previous years, although the estimated time for completion runs at only ten minutes and retailers have until the end of 2019 to complete the survey.


Each year CI.N looks to broaden the scope of data collected in order to better understand the movements in the bicycle market and thus inform its editorial. With last year's data - collected from over 200 independents, compiled and anonymised - they were able to assist those in the business to better forecast spend decisions, compare their ideas against a wider trend and ultimately see where to invest for the year ahead.

 

"Our annual study of the Independent Retail Channel acts as a barometer for the market's health, mood and gives foresight as to what we might expect in future. If you're among those helping collate the findings, you'll be the first to see what retailers like you are investing in and pulling away from and as a bonus, our sponsors have free goods to send all participants."- Editor Mark Sutton


Among those sponsors, Raleigh will be sending out a goodie bag with products from its portfolio included, as will Cambrian Tyres, the UK arm of Continental Bicycle Tyres.

Sutton adds "We believe depth and quality of data to be the only way to serve the market at a time when forecasting is more complicated than ever. Whether it's data on what stores are dedicating floor space to or analysis of which trade shows are attended and why, we're covering it to assist everybody in effectively managing budgets and time over the year ahead."

If you would like to be the recipient of our study and a bag of goods, please join CI.N in better understanding the cycling market by completing the survey here.

If your business would like to register for early purchase of the Independent Retailer Study, please contact CI.N here

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