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Integrating Retail Into a Commercial Tire Business

How to Grab the Low-Hanging Fruit

As commercial tire dealers look to enhance their business values into the same stratosphere as retail tire dealers, some are looking at integrating the more profitable elements of retail business into their commercial operations. From a customer retention and profit perspective, this makes perfect sense. 


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Morgan

How to Leverage Events to Attract New Customers

All of us are looking for ways to generate new business. There are two basic ways to accomplish this: do more with the customers that you have or increase the number of customers you serve. While both are effective, one is much more limiting. The greatest gain comes in finding ways to bring in more customers.


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Aspa

Aspa Wins Fountain Tire MVP Award

Jaecen Aspa, owner of Fountain Tire's Terrace, British Columbia, location has received Fountain Tire's Most Valuable Player award for his "entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm," according to Fountain officials.


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ITDG

Program, Dealer Group Offerings Continue to Evolve

But the 'Basics' Are Still Valued by Members

“The industry looks considerably different than it did 15 years ago, both in the retail marketplace and the manufacturing and distribution arenas,” says Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC. “It’s impacting all sides of the market.” 


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ATD

What Does Your Brand Stand For? How to Drive Consumer Opinion

Let’s be honest - a few of you read the headline of this article and thought I was referring to one of the many tire brands that you sell. This is certainly not unexpected, considering our industry and the various tire brands that are out there. However, there is one brand that means more to your business than any other. It is built and tested everyday, but not inside a manufacturing plant. 


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EV charging

Sustainability Is More Than a Fad: Make It Work For You

What do you think of when you hear the word “sustainability?” For many years, the term, in my mind, evoked thoughts of recycling and other ordinary, everyday practices that fall under the general umbrella of “environmental friendliness.” But there’s so much more to how sustainability is now defined within our industry.


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Tax Uncertainty Will Boost M&A Activity

Elections have consequences. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed by the slimmest of margins in the Republican-controlled Senate and House through a budget reconciliation process that needed only a majority of votes to pass. We find ourselves now with the situation having flipped.


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