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40% of Canadians plan to take a summer road trip

40% of Canadians plan to take a summer road trip

June 30, 2020 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

Four in 10 Canadians plan to take a road trip this summer as the pandemic has changed vacation plans for the majority of people (74%), with day trips and family visits among the most popular options. That is the latest findings of an Ipsos survey published on June 29. The […]

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Brett Morris, Chairman/Co-founder, Perception Group discusses technology for dealerships to boost success rates for hiring

Brett Morris, Chairman/Co-founder, Perception Group discusses technology for dealerships to boost success rates for hiring

June 30, 2020 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Canadian auto dealer editor Todd Phillips interviews Brett Morris, Chairman/Co-founder at Perception Group, about a new tech platform that helps dealers better predict which candidates will be successful based on data and analytics. (Source: Canadian auto dealer) Watch the video…

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Auto sales improve in May, vary by province

Auto sales improve in May, vary by province

June 26, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Canadian new light vehicle sales in May marked a clear improvement over April — though performance differed significantly from province to province, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). May sales came in at an estimated 113,224 units, which is a 44.0% decrease from the same period in 2019. Back then, […]

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CBB: dealer feedback, wholesale prices, CUSMA rules

CBB: dealer feedback, wholesale prices, CUSMA rules

June 26, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

“Spring selling season” may not live up to the usual expectations of Canadian auto dealers this year due to the pandemic, but there has been strong and consistent feedback from dealers that June is going well for them, according to Canadian Black Book. In its latest weekly COVID-19 Auto Industry […]

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U.S. auto sales decline but indicates improvement

U.S. auto sales decline but indicates improvement

June 26, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

U.S. auto sales are expected to decline in June with a forecasted 1,080,656 new cars and trucks sold and an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 12.8 million, according to Edmunds. Those numbers reflect a 28.7% decrease in sales from a year earlier and a 3.6% decrease from May. […]

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66% British Columbians planning a road trip this summer

66% British Columbians planning a road trip this summer

June 26, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

The majority of British Columbians (66%) are planning a summer road trip as the province begins phase three of its Restart Plan, with 75% planning their preparations around ensuring they remain “extra safe” during the pandemic, according to a British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) survey. COVID-19 is the key factor […]

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Deloitte: millennials, Gen Z support businesses that positively impact society

Deloitte: millennials, Gen Z support businesses that positively impact society

June 26, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

A recent study by Deloitte offers insight into the determination of millennials and Gen Z consumers to drive positive change in their communities and globally, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey, which is divided into two parts (“primary” and “pulse”) indicates that these consumers will […]

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Video interview: Matt Gould, Co-founder, HTI Institute and leadership coach discusses strategies for dealerships

Video interview: Matt Gould, Co-founder, HTI Institute and leadership coach discusses strategies for dealerships

June 25, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

 Canadian auto dealer editor Todd Phillips interviews Matt Gould, Co-founder, HTI Institute and leadership coach about strategies for dealerships and their senior managers for managing through the pandemic and beyond. It’s all about relationships, and shared accountability, says Gould.

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