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What will make remarketing news this year?

What will make remarketing news this year?

March 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Some Trends Worth Watching The previous article in this space attempted to provide some insight into the year ahead in the Canadian wholesale marketplace, with commentary from ALG, Foss National Leasing and Go Auto officials.  Each one offered a unique perspective on the market over the next twelve months and […]

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The return of optimism

The return of optimism

March 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Positive media coverage will be a driving force for positive results It’s no secret that 2009 was a brutal year for the automotive industry all across the world. Nowhere was this truer than in North America, and the downturn, as we all know, was particularly gut-wrenching in the United States. […]

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Used sales at record high in 2010

Used sales at record high in 2010

March 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

But new-vehicle dealers’ share is shrinking Canada is primarily a used-vehicle market and this trend continued in 2010 according to data released recently by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Used-vehicle sales of 2.89 million units – up 3.6 percent from 2009 – accounted for 65 percent of all vehicle sales in Canada […]

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January sales up marginally

January sales up marginally

March 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

But low SAAR is cause for concern Based on January’s new-vehicle sales, the volatility in the Canadian market is far from over. For some brands, January set new records, while for others, sales were down dramatically. Overall Canadian sales were up 3.6 percent from January 2009, but that was a […]

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VIrtual Inventory Management

VIrtual Inventory Management

March 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Digital solutions can help drive success in one of a dealership’s most challenging areas For some dealers, inventory can either be a blessing or a curse. Have the right vehicles in stock and you can often move metal off your lot quickly and efficiently, providing quick turnaround and often a […]

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Should new or used sales forces be separate?

Should new or used sales forces be separate?

March 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Several Canadian dealerships have separate sales teams for new and used but it’s not the usual approach. Opinion remains divided on the issue and evidently the debate has gone on for years. Back in 1919, Walter B. Zimmerman, a Hudson-Essex distributor in Columbus, Ohio, was lauded in the company newsletter, […]

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More than just a pretty Facebook page

More than just a pretty Facebook page

March 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Royal Ford builds a social media hub for its community If you can’t figure out all the ins and outs of social media yourself – just recruit someone younger to show you the way. Royal Ford dealer principal Terry Ortynsky, from Yorkton, Sask. did just that when he turned the […]

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The times they are a changin’

The times they are a changin’

March 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

But we won’t be left blowin’ in the wind It seems that you can’t pick up a newspaper, watch the news or check out your favourite all-news website these days without reading about the first of the baby boomers turning 65. Financial planners are viewing this as a bonanza for […]

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