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Independents vs. Conglomerates: Who’s Winning the Battle for Tire-Buying Consumers?

It seems like every issue of Modern Tire Dealer has an announcement of a new acquisition by Monro Inc., Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and the like. One would assume by reading these that what I call the company-owned conglomerates are “winning the war” for the hearts and minds of consumers, but I would disagree. I think tire dealers are winning right now.

Coker Tire Co. has been the source of collector vehicle and motorcycle tires since 1958.
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The Coker Group Has New Owners

The Coker family has sold the Coker Group to the company's CEO and President, Wade Kawasaki, along with members of the company's leadership team and Irving Place Capital.

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Two Tire Distributors Are Merging

There's another big change afoot in the North American tire distribution landscape. This time, it's in Canada. Groupe Touchette Inc. is acquiring Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. The combined companies expect sales to reach between $550 million and $650 million.

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What Matters Most to Your Store's Potential Buyer?

Sophisticated buyers want to know everything about your business before acquiring it so they can be responsible to their shareholders and investors, as well as plan for an effective integration after the sale closes.

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Mavis and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Are Merging

The owners of Mavis Discount Tire stores and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers outlets have agreed to merge their automotive service and tire retailing outlets. The merger will create an independent automotive service platform of more than 830 outlets in the U.S.

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PitStop's 318 Stores Join Point S Germany

PitStop, a chain of 318 tire and auto service stores in Germany, has joined Point S Germany. The merger gives Point S 870 retail locations throughout Germany.  

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