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VNU Hires New Publisher for Outdoor Retailer Handbooks and Daily

VNU Sports Group is pleased to announce a new publisher for the Outdoor Retailer Show Daily and the Official Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Handbooks.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. – VNU Sports Group is pleased to announce a new publisher for the Outdoor Retailer Show Daily and the Official Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Handbooks. NBDA Services, Inc., which publishes Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as well as the Interbike Show Dailies, will write, edit, print and distribute the OR Show Dailies and OR Handbooks.

Peter Devin, group show director for Outdoor Retailer, said many suppliers and retailers are already familiar with the bicycle industry’s leading trade magazine.

“NBDA Services has an established record for creating high-quality products and for producing market-centric publications that serve retailers and suppliers,” added Devin. “We’re confident that the outdoor market and our tradeshows will be well served by the new team.”

In preparation for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007, the new publishing team will work closely with the industry to produce publications that serve this market. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has joined the Outdoor Industry Association as a member, and its publisher, Marc Sani, is attending the Outdoor Industry Rendezvous in October.

“The staff at NBDA Services is truly excited about working with the outdoor industry,” said Sani. “We have a lot to learn in a short period of time, but we have an enthusiastic staff who is interested in meeting new people and taking on new challenges.”

The OR Daily and OR Handbook staff includes Megan Tompkins, who will serve as editorial director for both publications. Tompkins is currently editor of Bicycle Retailer and an Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC) board member. She has been working with the OIWC to expand its reach into the bicycle industry. Also joining the editorial team is Lin Alder, one of the industry’s best-known photographers. Alder’s photos have graced the pages of Outside magazine, Backpacker, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure and many others.

“Lin’s photos will certainly be a plus for all who attend Outdoor Retailer,” Tompkins said.

Robert Torrico, associate publisher for Bicycle Retailer, will oversee sales for all Outdoor Retailer publications.

NBDA Services, Inc. has set up a new email and web-mail system, effective October 1. A complete list of staff names, titles, phone numbers and email addresses is to be posted on In the meantime, retailers or suppliers can contact Marc Sani by phone at 949/206-1677 ext. 205, or send him an email at Megan Tompkins can be reached at 949/206-1677 ext. 203 or; and Robert Torrico is available at or by phone at 949/206-1677 ext. 204.

About NBDA Services, Inc.
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine, published 18 times a year, is delivered to more than 6,500 retailers in the U.S., more than 900 retailers in Canada, and is mailed to industry executives in Canada, Europe, Taiwan, China and other countries involved in the global business of manufacturing and selling bicycles and accessories. It is the leading voice worldwide of the bicycle industry. Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is published under license from VNU Business Media, Inc. by NBDA Services Inc., a for-profit division of the National Bicycle Retailer Association (NBDA) with 100% of the profits returned to the NBDA to support industry programs.

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, a division of VNU Expositions is a full service tradeshow company whose goal is to create, market and produce high quality tradeshows and educational conferences. Outdoor Retailer is the leading outdoor industry business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors. Currently in its 25th successful year, OR gathers approximately 40,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for both Fall/Winter/Holiday and Spring/Summer markets. VNU Expositions Inc., headquartered in Northern Virginia, and its predecessor companies have been in the exposition and conference business for over 35 years.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from January 27-30 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, with the 4th Annual Backcountry Base Camp scheduled on January 26, one day prior to the Show. Registration details for Winter Market 2007 and more information on Outdoor Retailer tradeshows can be found at Media may contact Sara Nazzaro at Mullen by phone at 978/468-8970 or by email at