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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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Cognitive dissonance

Cognitive dissonance

March 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Another challenge for manufacturers and dealers to overcome Cognitive dissonance arises when we attempt to hold two conflicting thoughts in our mind at the same time. A classic example of cognitive dissonance is the guy who works out at the gym religiously every day to maintain his health but then […]

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What do buyers want most?

What do buyers want most?

March 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KPMG surveys auto execs on key buying factors The key factors influencing consumer buying decisions are changing, according to KPMG’s 12th annual global survey of auto executives. KPMG interviewed more than 200 global executives representing vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and found that fuel efficiency, safety innovation and styling will be […]

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Resurgent Detroit gives cause for optimism

March 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

It had a totally different vibe… Y ou can’t guage what’s going to happen during the year from the mood at one auto show. Or even two or three. If you recall the shows early in 2008, including the NADA convention, there was some concern about the year ahead, but […]

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It’s the little things…

March 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A bit of extra time and effort can help set you apart Like many people, I keep my car clean. Don’t even think about bringing fast food into my car, and sorry kids, no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on road trips. I love Canada, I even love winter in […]

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NADA economist predicts U.S. sales of 12.9 million units

March 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Five key factors are helping improve the outlook for U.S. car dealers and new vehicles sales will reach 12.9 million units in 2011, according to Paul Taylor, the chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Taylor made the comments in a press conference at the NADA  Convention and […]

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Sym-Tech appoints new President

Sym-Tech appoints new President

March 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Aftermarket OEM supplier Sym-Tech announced a new President and COO, Brad Gibson, who assumed the role February 22nd. Gibson joins Sym-Tech with over 20 years of senior management experience. He served as President and COO for 14 years at BIC Inc (Canada), in addition to being the Country Manager in […]

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Trainers say now is the time to train

March 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

In the summer of 2005, everything in the economy and auto industry had aligned to deliver us the trinity of business success. We had traffic, profit and staff morale. Profits were amazing because customers were hungry for our product and our employees enjoyed some of the largest pay cheques they […]

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