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Dennis

How to Supercharge Your Point-of-Sale System

If you get 30 tire dealers in a room and bring up point-of-sale (POS) systems, prepare for 45 different opinions and a very long, passionate conversation. This month’s column is not going to endorse any particular POS system. Instead, it will help you learn to drive your POS system like the race car that it is and understand what role it plays at your dealership.


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Morgan

Waves of Change Come Fast: Stay On Top of Them

In our industry, we are faced with technological changes in nearly every aspect of what we do. Automotive systems are evolving and changing. How we interact with our customers is evolving and changing. It is important to recognize these changes and act upon them at the right time in order to keep our businesses thriving.  


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Doster Will Replace Krcelic at TBC Brands

Marty Krcelic, president and COO of TBC Brands and executive vice president of TBC Corp., will retire on June 30 after nearly 21 years with TBC.  Succeeding Krcelic and leading TBC Brands is Geoff Doster as senior vice president of sales.


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Sullivan Tire Will Take Over 2 Direct Tire Locations

Longtime Manager Steps Into Ownership of Flagship Store

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. will acquire two of the four retail stores in Massachusetts previously owned and operated by Barry Steinberg. The longtime manager of the flagship Direct Tire and Auto Service store in Watertown, Mass., will become its new owner.


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GY Cooper

Goodyear-Cooper Deal Could Close Earlier

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is expected to finalize during the second half of 2021, as originally projected, according to Cooper President and CEO Brad Hughes. "However, the transaction could close earlier."


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APo

Apollo to Hike Vredestein Tire Prices

Apollo Tyres is raising the price of its Vredestein brand off-highway and passenger and light truck tires up to 8%. Off-highway tire prices will increase on June 1. Passenger and light truck tire prices will go up on July 1.


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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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Bridgestone Americas Promotes Damon, Other Executives

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made a number of organizational changes, including promoting Scott Damon to chief operating officer. He will be responsible for Bridgestone's core tire business, which includes the company's consumer, commercial truck and bus, OTR, ag and Latin America segments.


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