New bike store chain

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Tony Raven, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    The Dutch bike store chain Profile, is coming to the UK according to a job ad in the Sunday Times
    today. Claim to have grown to 230 stores in the Netherlands in 8 years. Anyone know anything about
    them? Good news or bad news?

    Tony

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  2. H. Van Beek

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    Profile shops are not the very specialictic shops in Holland.

    "Tony Raven" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht news:[email protected]...
    > The Dutch bike store chain Profile, is coming to the UK according to a job ad in the Sunday Times
    > today. Claim to have grown to 230 stores in the Netherlands in 8 years. Anyone know anything about
    > them? Good news or
    bad
    > news?
    >
    > Tony
    >
    > http://www.raven-family.com
    >
    > "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George
    > Bernard Shaw.
     
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    > Profile shops are not the very specialictic shops in Holland.

    Profile shops may (in general) not be *the* specialist shops in Holland, at least they offer a fair
    selection of bikes and accessories for the majority of cyclists - like most of us.

    --
    Regards, Marten
     
  4. [email protected] schreef ...

    > This would seem to be their web site
    >
    > http://www.eurobike.nl/

    This is not Profile's website, but the site of "Profile Eurobike" in the city of Amersfoort. Every
    Profile bicycle store bears the name "Profile" in combination with either a fantasy name (like
    Eurobike) or the name of the owner (like "Profile De Kruijff"). Part of these shops also have their
    own website.

    The central website is at www.profiledefietsspecialist.nl. Profile is a shop formula of Euretco
    (www.euretco.nl). This company also exploits the formula "Fietswereld ("Cycleworld",
    www.fietswereld.nl).

    --
    Regards, Marten
     
  5. Taywood

    Taywood Guest

    Tony Raven wrote:
    > The Dutch bike store chain Profile, is coming to the UK according to a job ad in the Sunday Times
    > today. Claim to have grown to 230 stores in the Netherlands in 8 years. Anyone know anything about
    > them? Good news or bad news?

    Hope they employ cyclists, unlike Decathlon who employ morons.
     
  6. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "Taywood" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Tony Raven wrote:
    > > The Dutch bike store chain Profile, is coming to the UK according to a job ad in the Sunday
    > > Times today. Claim to have grown to 230 stores in the Netherlands in 8 years. Anyone know
    > > anything about them? Good news or bad news?
    >
    > Hope they employ cyclists, unlike Decathlon who employ morons.

    This would seem to be their web site

    http://www.eurobike.nl/
     
  7. Rg

    Rg Guest

    I believe that the Dutch Profile organisation is similar in concept to the shops here in the UK that
    are members of a "buying group" - that is, the shops are individually owned but operate under a
    national brand - with the small shops benefiting from the central buying power and
    advertising/marketing (not dissimilar to franchising, but with the local name and flavour retained)

    From what I have seen they are, as Marten says, for the average cyclist - neither extreme mountain
    bikers or roadies - just the leisure and pleasure brigade.

    RG

    "Marten Hoffmann" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > [email protected] schreef ...
    >
    > > Profile shops are not the very specialictic shops in Holland.
    >
    > Profile shops may (in general) not be *the* specialist shops in Holland, at least they offer a
    > fair selection of bikes and accessories for the majority of cyclists - like most of us.
    >
    > --
    > Regards, Marten
     
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