Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) says 2019 was a "record year" for the tiremaker's company-owned stores, with 36 new-store openings. And the plan for 2020 is to top that benchmark.
RNR Tire Express is planning a big expansion in Indiana, as the franchisor has signed an agreement to open 25 stores in the Hoosier State over the next five years.
Tire Discounters Inc. has opened a new store in Athens, Ala, its seventh location in northern Alabama.
Sullivan Tire Co Inc. has opened a new store in Massachusetts, the company's 73rd retail location.
Bauer Built Inc. is opening a third location to serve the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., market.
Seven months after nearly all of the Firestone Complete Auto Care stores in Salt Lake City closed, Burt Brothers Tire & Service Inc. has acquired and reopened one of those locations.
McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. has moved its operations in Hughesville, Md., to a new location ten miles away in Waldorf.
A Meineke Car Care Centers LLC franchisee in the Charlotte market plans to open 10 more locations in the next five years.
Driven Brands Inc. has built a two-bay franchise store in Gastonia, N.C., to serve the West Charlotte suburban community.
Tire Discounters Inc. has opened a store in Plainfield, Ind., part of the greater Indianapolis area. This is the third Indy-area store for the tire dealer to open in less than two months.
South Bay Lube Inc. has added two more locations to its Jiffy Lube Multicare franchise in Florida, giving owners Jason Thomas and Leif Oskarsson 31 locations in the state.
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has opened the first of two new stores this summer in Massachusetts, giving the company 73 retail locations in New England.
Virginia Tire & Auto LLC has opened two stores so far in 2019 with two more stores on the way. Along with adding its first outlet outside of Northern Virginia, the company has hired its first chief financial officer.
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