Industry News 5/14/2014

B$Z: The Bike Cooperative Adds Osprey To Its Supplier Partner Network

The Bike Cooperative Adds Osprey To Its Supplier Partner Network
Widely recognized as an industry leader in high performance outdoor gear, Osprey’s new partnership with The Bike Co-op is a win-win for all sides.
 
Press Release from The Bike Cooperative

Manchester, NH (May 14, 2014) - With the recent addition of Osprey Packs to its supplier network, The Bike Cooperative’s member retailers will now earn rebates on their purchases of Osprey’s innovative hydration packs and bags. Widely recognized as an industry leader in high performance outdoor gear, Osprey’s new partnership with The Bike Co-op is a win-win for all sides. 

“Our members are thrilled that we’ve added such a high quality brand like Osprey Packs to our stable of supplier partners,” said Scott Barrett, president of The Bike Cooperative.  “It’s a brand that outdoor enthusiasts hold in high regard and seek out, which is one of the many reasons we think this partnership will be great for our members.  At the same time, we’re committed to help Osprey grow their market share in the IBD space.  Now that they are a supplier partner, we encourage our members who are not currently carrying Osprey to look hard at this brand.  They are an independent company that makes exceptional products, has a devoted following and is committed to environmental integrity.”

Osprey bike sales manager Patrick Piller added, “Osprey Packs is excited to partner with The Bike Cooperative, whose members are amongst the best and most innovative independent bike retailers in the country.  We are looking forward to building new relationships with its members and growing Osprey’s market share in the hydration pack category.”

The Bike Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative with a mission of improving the profitability of independent bike retailers. The Bike Cooperative provides members with exclusive product specials and rebates, consumer financing and credit card processing programs, comprehensive advertising services, and training in management and sales. For information on becoming a co-op member, call TBC Member Services at 1-800-450-7595 or visit www.thebikecooperative.com.