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July 28, 2015

Nominations are open for 2015 AIA awards

The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, is accepting nominations for the 2015 AIA People Awards. The awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import auto care industry.

Tags: AIA, Auto Care Association, Ira Davis

July 28, 2015

Monro has many more tricks up its sleeve

It seems Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is placing a heavy foot on its acquisition accelerator. After announcing agreements on July 23 with two dealers to add 31 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, the company slipped in a whopper of a statement that shows what is to come.

Tags: Acquisitions, John Van Heel, Robert Gross

July 28, 2015

Consumer tire sales leading the way for Michelin

Groupe Michelin’s sales of passenger and light truck tires “clearly outpaced the market” during the first half of 2015, the company said, with net sales of consumer tires rising 13.4% compared to the same period a year ago.

Tags: Jean-Dominique Senard, Michelin financials

The Toyo Proxes A27 is original equipment on the 2016 Scion iA. (Photo courtesy of Scion.)
July 28, 2015

New Scion models feature Toyo OE tires

Toyo Tire North America OE Sales is supplying two new Scion models with Toyo tires.

July 28, 2015

Demand and tariffs should benefit Goodyear

Consumer demand for passenger and light truck tires was up in June compared to June 2014. So says Nick Mitchell, senior vice president of research for Northcoast Research Holdings LLC.

Tags: Chinese tariffs, Kelly Edge, Monro Muffler Brake, Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research, Stocks

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Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months
July 13, 2015

Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased in May. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.3% more tires in May on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.2% increase in April and a 0.3% decrease in March. We are encouraged by the fact that demand trends remain positive after the sharp decline witnessed in February.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Tariffs: The rest of the story
July 13, 2015

Tariffs: The rest of the story  

When the tariffs on consumer tires from China are implemented, who will suffer the consequences? Will your business suffer any repercussions?

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Chinese tariffs, Tariffs, Tire tariffs

This image shows the interior design planned for the three Belle Tire stores scheduled to open in
July 13, 2015

Burning issues: Tariffs, online sales, tight margins  Cover Story

The independent dealers on this year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100 are finding ways to grow in the face of government regulation, changing consumer buying habits and economic uncertainty.

Tags: Modern Tire Dealer 100

Mike Cox, CEO and president of ITDG, introduced the panel of tire company execs. They are (from left
July 7, 2015

ITDG continues growth, expects to reach 100 shareholders this year  

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) now has a presence in 41 states, with over 550 retail locations and 144 members and 97 shareholders participating. Calling itself the “Band of Brothers,” the ITDG has become a leading “affinity group” in the industry.

Tags: Ed Long, Greg Smith, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Michael Cox

The Volvo Ocean Race, started in 1973, is the longest and toughest event in professional sports,
July 7, 2015

Tariffs on passenger tires make waves for Aeolus  

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. is sponsoring a yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), billed as the world’s toughest ocean race. As Mike Leverington, Aeolus general manager, United States, explained it, “No tire company has been involved in something like this. When you talk branding, you have to differentiate yourself from the pack or you are just a commodity. So by taking this on, we are differentiating our brand in sports marketing.

Tags: Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd., Lori L. Mavrigian, Volvo Ocean Race

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