Kumho Tire USA Inc. has new ownership, new plans for its product lineup, a new pricing strategy, plus a new streamlined dealer program for 2019. But one thing remains the same – the tire maker says its focus “is on the independent tire dealer channel.”
Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) hosted more than 250 tire dealers during its 2018 dealer conference in the Philippines.
Owners and managers of Big O Tires LLC stores gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for the franchise's annual dealer meeting. Leaders pushed a big message of "saying yes" to customers, which the franchise anticipates will help it reach $800 million in sales in 2018.
Big O Tires LLC is counting on a single word to help franchisees increase sales and improve the consumer experience inside its 449 stores.
The 212 stores in Tire Factory Inc.’s network sold 6.5% more tires in 2017 than in 2016, and they increased overall sales by 8%. There was improvement in same-store sales — dealers who have rebranded to the Point S banner increased sales by 5.5%, and those who haven’t were up 3.5%.
The 212 stores in Tire Factory Inc.’s network sold 6.5% more tires in 2017, thanks to increases in same-store sales, plus the addition of 20 new locations in the cooperative.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) discussed plans to improve market share with dealers attending its 2018 distributor conference in Bangkok on Jan. 28.
K&M Tire Inc. founder Ken Langhals likes to remind his 600-plus employees that a customer’s tire order one day doesn’t guarantee another order the next. And that means K&M’s annual dealer conference is an opportunity to provide dealers with help and extra services that set K&M apart from other wholesalers.
Five tire dealers have cracked the code for luring millennials into their businesses. The best part is, these tactics serve every customer who walks in the door, no matter what his or her age.
At the recent New England Tire & Service Association Trade Show in Mashantucket, Conn., Modern Tire Dealer’s first Tire Dealer of the Year, Barry Steinberg, led a discussion on “Competing Against Internet-Based Tire Sales.” Here are his principal takeaways.
“Yelp is a land mine.” “I can’t find employees.” “Quality of life is our biggest concern.” When dealers gather to talk about issues important to them, the topics are always wide-ranging.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
On the surface, the tire industry appears to be relatively stable. As Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer likes to say, “We’re in an industry that’s over 100 years old selling essentially the same product, the inflatable tire.”
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