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'We Want to Grow Further With You,' Nexen Tells Dealers

Executives Talk Supply, OE Strategy, Distribution and More

"We want to grow further with you," John Hagan, executive vice president of sales for Nexen Tire America Inc., told customers during this week's Nexen dealer meeting in Banff, Alberta. In this interview, Hagan and Brian Han, Nexen Tire America's CEO, discuss supply, the company's original equipment strategy, distribution and more.


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Yokohama Unveils Advan Sport V107

Yokohama Tire Corp. expanded its Advan line with the  Advan Sport V107, an ultra-high performance tire available in 54 sizes. The new tire debuts in sizes ranging from 18 to 22 inches, plus Yokohama plans to add more sizes in early 2023. 


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Retail Sellout Shows Weakness

Inflation, Price Hikes Continue to Impact Demand

Our recent check-ins with tire dealers leave us with the view that retail sellout trends continue to show weakness and are lower on a year-over-year basis versus the same period in 2021.


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Why Virginia Tire Wants to Hire More Women

Dealership Hired 31 Women Last Year, Campaigns For More

"I’ve been in the business for over a decade now and of course, I can’t help but notice that not many people look like me,” says Julie Holmes, co-CEO of Virginia Tire & Auto LLC, a 17-store dealership based in Fairfax, Va. She wants to change this.


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Pirelli Unveils New WeatherActive All-Weather Tires

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. has introduced the WeatherActive range, its first line of tires with all-weather capabilities. This new product has earned the 3-Peak Peak Mountain Snowflake rating, which certifies that the tire delivers excellent performance even in severe snow conditions.

 


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Autel Energy Makes Global Debut

Autel Energy - Autel’s U.S. brand of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions - made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show Sept. 14 in Detroit, Mich. During the event, Autel showcased "an ecosystem of viable and reliable electric vehicle EV charging solutions."


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