It is rare Consumer Reports (CR) writes about one tire. The magazine normally picks a segment it wants to test, buys 15 to 20 tire lines that fit the segment, and publishes the results.
Carl Icahn seems to embrace publicity. It is in the best interest of Icahn Enterprises LLC, the company that is bidding on Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack.
With his $1 more per share bid for Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack, Carl Icahn has thrown the gauntlet at Bridgestone Americas Inc.
It looks like the bidding for Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack is over. The winner? Bridgestone Corp. (or Bridgestone Americas Inc. or Bridgestone Americas Retail Operations LLC).
There is more to the grand opening of a tire plant than the pomp and circumstance surrounding it. What about the weeks, months and years that lead up to it?
With Black Friday behind us, it isn't surprising that both Sears Holding Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. were advertising their tire deals.
Would it be sensationalistic to say all tires in use in the United States are defective? Believe it or not, it happened back in 1976.
In an organized gathering of retailers, no one is allowed to broach the subject of pricing. There are laws against discussing that topic in such a setting.
Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC does not sell all brands at its company-owned retail chains. Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack sells some brands not found at any Bridgestone store.
Thanks in large part to Governor Phil Bryant, Yokohama Tire Corp. is manufacturing truck tires in West Point, Miss., as you read this. In only two years, the 570-acre plot of land in Clay County went from pasture to production.
In the entertainment industry, bad publicity is often cited as being better than no publicity. In the tire industry, the opposite is true.
As it does every year in its November issue (which comes out in September!), Consumer Reports has published its replacement tire recommendations.
At the recent birthday celebration for the General tire brand in Las Vegas, Continental Tire the Americas LLC executives did more than recap the brand's history. They also hinted at what's in store for the 100-year-old brand.