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.
Black’s Tire Opens D/C in Columbia, S.C.
Black’s Tire Service Inc. is continuing to invest in its wholesale distribution arm. The dealership, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, has opened a new distribution center — the fifth one in its footprint.