Our recent conversations with dealers leave us with the view that retail sell-out trends showed stability in November, with a slight drop in momentum from October. From a volume standpoint, surveyed dealers saw unit sales improve by roughly 1% to 2% compared to the prior year’s period, which was still the fourth highest observed growth rate in our tire demand index for the year.
Full Speed Ahead: Analyst John Healy Talks About 2019 and What 2020 Will Hold
Is there still a place for the smaller wholesale-distributor? Who will be making the next dealership acquisition? And what about Amazon? MTD columnist John Healy examines challenges tire dealers face in 2020.