Editor’s note

Amazonification

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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News fit to print — and stream

March 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm Comments are Disabled

I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who felt a bit overwhelmed by the firehose of information presented at the fourth annual CADA Summit. As speaker after speaker took to the stage, they delivered a rapid fire overview of the major forces at work that are changing the business […]

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Binoculars and icebergs

March 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

As you know from the last giant issue that thumped on your desk before the holidays, Canadian auto dealer recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. As we were putting the finishing touches on that issue, we were also well into the planning for January/February and for the rest of the issues […]

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Celebrating change

December 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A lot has happened since we published the first issue of Canadian auto dealer 10 years ago. In November 2005, Opposition Leader Stephen Harper introduced a motion of no confidence in the Liberal government led by Paul Martin, leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament. Ten years later, voters […]

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