Since Tire Factory's move to join the Point S network, there's been a heavy focus on branding and a unified customer experience at stores. The cooperative has named the top 44 stores for 2018 for meeting those brand and customer experience standards. Nolan's Point S in Gresham, Ore., pictured, is among the winners.
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A Look at the Top 44 Point S Tire Stores in the U.S.

Forty-four Point S stores in the U.S. have been named top performers for 2018. Their ratings are based on essential brand standards the tire dealers set for themselves and expect to carry out across the 200+ plus stores in the network.  

That's three CEOs for Point S on a single stage. From left, Walter Lybeck, CEO in the U.S., Christophe Rollet, CEO in France, and Fabien Bouquet, CEO of Point S International.
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Point S Dealers Increased Sales by 10% in 2018

Point S Tire & Auto Service retailers in the U.S. have access to new tools to help them serve consumers online, manage customer feedback and pursue and track declined services. Leaders expect the tools will help Point S dealers beat the 10% increase in sales they recorded in 2018.  

Cory's Point S Tire and Auto Service in Rapid City, S.D., sits atop a hill in the midst of a new retail development. Cory Brown says it's visible for 2 miles from Interstate 90.
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Point S Tire Dealer Expects 20% Boost in Sales From New Store

With six bays and two crews of employees, Cory Brown’s tire store was servicing 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles a month from a 6,200 square-foot location on Campbell Street in Rapid City, S.D.  “We were climbing all over ourselves for space,” he says.

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Point S Adds 16 Stores in the U.S. in 2018

As the Point S Tire & Auto brand continues its march into the eastern U.S., leaders are celebrating a year of 16 new stores and the opportunity of four new market states. But it's not only about the new guys. Existing dealers are happy too, and giving the network high marks in its annual survey.  

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T & T Tire Point S Supports Mental Health Organization

T & T Tire Center Inc., dba T & T Tire Point S Auto Service, has called the Puget Sound home since 1955. This summer the Tacoma, Wash., business has celebrated its community spirit by supporting the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Carl Jonientz, owner of Tiny’s Tire Center Point S in Tacoma, Wash., was among the dealers who brought their families to the dealer meeting. Carlyn Jonientz, 10, walked the trade show floor with her dad.
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No Rest for Point S Dealers After Successful 2017

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%.

Carl Jonientz, owner of Tiny's Tire Center Point S in Tacoma, Wash., was among the dealers who brought his family to the dealer meeting. Ten-year-old Carlyn Jonientz walked the trade show floor with her dad.
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Photos: Tire Factory Dealers Go to California

Tire Factory Inc. dealers reported to University City, Calif., for their 2018 annual meeting. With nearly 500 dealers, vendors and guests on hand, the group learned about new initiatives underway for the Point S retail banner, gathered product tips from top tire manufacturers, walked the trade show floor, and even spent some time at Universal Studios next door.

Tire Factory is working to expand the Point S footprint in the U.S., and says the addition of the Memphis warehouse provides the capacity for another 50 stores.
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Look for a Dozen Point S Stores Near Memphis by the End of 2018

The same day Tire Factory Inc. took possession of a warehouse in Memphis, Tenn. — its first in the eastern half of the U.S. — CEO Walter Lybeck says the tire cooperative already had “20 store leads” it was actively pursuing. “And that number is growing quickly."

A big feature of the grand opening at Ron's Tire & Motorsports was a series of performances by BMX freestyle athletes.
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Photos: Ron's Tire & Motorsports Opens a New Store in Idaho Falls

Ron's Tire Inc. opened a new store in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and its inventory features much more than tires. Motorcycles, bicycles, power equipment, grills and even barbecue sauce are sold here. The sales staff is cross trained to sell every product under the roof.  

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