Editor’s note

The data dillemma

March 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

I spend a lot of time talking with companies that provide business software to dealers. It’s part of my job to try to figure out who is who at the zoo, what exactly it is that they do, and how they can benefit dealers. There’s just no getting around the fact […]

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No time for small talk

February 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job, is talking to smart people who are passionate about what they do. Those conversations happen on a regular basis, doing interviews for stories, meeting people at industry events, or quite often when people come by the Canadian auto dealer […]

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It’s party time

It’s party time

December 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

When it’s time to celebrate, there are few places better suited for revelry than New Orleans, Louisiana. After serving dealers and the industry for 75 years, it’s only fitting that the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association will gather its dealers and industry partners in that magical city to celebrate their significant […]

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October 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

When we heard rumblings from Canadian Hyundai dealers about a disruptive and innovative mall-based dealership that had opened in England, we decided we needed to visit and figure out what the fuss was all about. There’s a lot to fuss about. While Audi City has often been touted as the […]

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The Audi City experience

September 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Canadian auto dealer’s editors spend a lot of time exploring the forces at work both inside and outside automotive that threaten to disrupt the traditional dealership model. So, when all fingers kept pointing back to the Audi City store in downtown London, England, as the shining example of the showroom […]

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Dealers or retailers?

August 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

There’s a radio advertisement that plays regularly on a sports radio station during my morning commute urging people to visit their local “Dodge/Chrysler retailer.” The ad caught my eye, or my ear I suppose, because we have been writing a lot in these pages about the “retail revolution” dealers are […]

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The big get much bigger

June 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

The sheer size of some of the booths at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo was just short of staggering. On the surface, the consolidation in the automotive supplier community, (mostly under the banner of Cox Automotive which has brought together a host of industry titans […]

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All that glitters

May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am Comments are Disabled

In March, the Canadian auto dealer team visited Las Vegas, Nev. to experience the bright lights in the big city. But the glitz, sizzle and pizzazz weren’t happening at a casino or nightclub — they were in the vast exhibition halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center that had been […]

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