Back when Sears Holdings Corp. was more of an automotive service force with which to be reckoned, an advertised price from a Sears newspaper ad or flyer was noticed by retailers everywhere.
Tags: B.O.B., Mass merchandisers, Oil changes, Sears Auto Centers
Tags: 2014 Global Tire Expo, 2014 SEMA Show, B.O.B., Duck Dynasty, TBC Corp.
In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a good scare for those of you afraid of even more competition: Monro Muffler Brake Inc. expects to grow very quickly over the rest of its fiscal 2015.
Tags: B.O.B., Monro financials, Monro Muffler Brake
Tags: B.O.B., Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tire tariffs
Is the cost of being open on Sunday, either monetarily or personally, worth it? That is the $64,000 question (OK, I am dating myself).
Tags: B.O.B., company-owned stores, Parts stores, Sunday hours
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently included Chinese tires in a 20-tire comparison test. The Chinese tires finished 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively.
Tags: B.O.B., International Trade Commission, Tire tariffs
If China is backing its tire exporters with large subsidies, should we fight fire with fire by implementing tariffs?
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Tire tariffs
The silence is deafening. Since the United Steelworkers filed a complaint against the influx of consumer tire imports from China, not a single tire manufacturer has come out for or against a tariff.
Tags: B.O.B., Tire tariffs, USW
Tags: B.O.B., DOC, ITC, Tire pricing, Tire tariffs
On the heels of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich turned back the clock to July 20, 2003. That was the day Kenda USA was the most popular tire company in the world.
Tags: B.O.B., Sports marketing, Television commercials
Tags: B.O.B., Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich blog, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Tire plant
Sometimes tread wear is the most important feature of a tire to a consumer. Sometimes it is not.
Tags: All-Season Tires, B.O.B., Tread wear warranty, Vredestein Quatrac
Tags: B.O.B., Bob Ulrich, Moe & Jack, Monro Muffler Brake, Pep Boys-Manny
Here we go again. The United Steelworkers have filed a complaint against China because consumer tire imports from there have increased dramatically, and the union thinks that will hurt our domestic labor force (well, workers who are union members).
Tags: B.O.B., ITC, Tariffs, Tire pricing, Tire tariffs, USW
Tags: B.O.B., NBA, Sports marketing
Consumer tire imports from China are up significantly through the first quarter of this year. In the past, that may have caught the attention of the United Steelworkers union, which, in turn, might try to get the United States government involved.
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese Tire Imports, USW
Tags: ABC News, B.O.B., National Transportation Safety Board, recalls, Tire aging
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