Retail

All Star Auto Lights Buys Blackburn OEM Wheel

All Star Auto Lights (All Star), a distributor of alternative automotive parts and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, has acquired Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions. It marks the company's third acquisition in the aftermarket OE wheel category in the last year.


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Challenge Employees Who Show Growth Potential

How To Break the Peter Principle

The Peter Principle states that every employee in an organization tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence. In other words, if you are good at your job, you will get promoted until you reach a position that you are not good at. This happens regularly at tire dealerships and other automotive facilities. The best salesperson gets to be the new store manager. But not all great salespeople make great managers.


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SRNA Is ‘Laser Focused’ on Dealers & Falken Brand

Tire dealers who have learned to adjust to the industry’s uncertainties of the past two years aren’t off the hook yet. Matt Leeper, vice president of sales for Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., told a group of Falken dealers that the latest economic conditions are changing the game again. Last year’s product shortage worries have transitioned to concerns about higher inventory levels.


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Continental Execs Discuss Market Conditions, EV Tires and More

'In the Past Couple of Years, Dealers Have Been Looking for Stable Partners'

In this sit-down interview from Continental Tire the Americas LLC's Gold Dealer meeting, Continental executives Bill Caldwell, senior vice president, U.S. PLT sales and marketing; Chris Charity, vice president of sales, U.S. PLT replacement business; and Travis Roffler, director of marketing, discuss a wide variety of topics, including the state of the market, tires for electric vehicles and more.


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