LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry’s source for contact information for manufacturers, distributors, events, nonprofits, service providers, and other bike companies and brands is now available as a digital flipbook.
Bicycle Retailer has previously included the Industry Directory as a printed publication, mailed with the January 1 issue. But times are changing, and retailers will now be able to download the listings and print, view and search them online.
The 2018 Industry Directory also includes an index that shows each listing with its category and subcategory assignment. This should increase the overall usability of the directory, because in each listing readers can get a sense of what the company does more specifically. For example, a company such as RockyMounts was previously categorized as an accessories manufacturer, but this year readers will be able to discern that they make vehicle racks.
Each company listed will now be found under its single, best-known product or service. This categorization is not intended to be the complete representation of a company’s goods and services (following the RockyMounts example, they also make locks, and that is not reflected in our current categorization system), however, given constraints of time and space, it’s …read more