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Retail sales of auto parts in Canada increased
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Retail sales of auto parts in Canada was up in March, according to analysis from Statistics Canada. Auto parts sales rose to $878 million in March 2019. That’s up 7.2% from last March’s sales of $819 million. The auto parts

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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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Registration opens for Women in Auto Care event
May 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Registration is open for the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference, set to take place Aug. 7 – 8 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Centre. The conference is sponsored by Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, and

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MiX program allows senior executives to learn from millennials
May 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is giving industry veterans an opportunity to learn from the younger generation. Its Modern Industy eXpertise (MiX) council has launched an Executive Partnership Program which uses a ‘reverse mentoring’ model to focus on the perspective

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Women’s group now accepting nominations for annual awards
May 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Women in Auto Care is now accepting nominations for the many 2019 Women of the Year Awards that will be handed out this fall. Deadline for nominations is July 1. Categories include, “Auto Care Woman of the Year,” “Female Shop

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Networking and golf offered at YPA conference
May 21, 2019 by Renee Montague

Young Professionals of the Aftermarket (YPA) are invited to enjoy a conference and networking morning followed by a round of golf on June 18. The event, organized by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s YPA group, will be held at

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Aftermarket view on telematics posted on NY Times opinion pages
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, wants consumers to know how smart modern vehicles are, and why they need to care about who it’s talking to. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times

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MEMA’s Bill Long joins board of Automotive Hall of Fame
May 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association president and CEO will help oversee the Hall of Fame’s financial direction. Long will continue to serve as president and chief operating officer of the light-vehicle aftermarket division of MEMA. The Automotive Hall of

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ASA announces new board of directors
May 15, 2019 by Renee Montague

Bob Willis, a shop owner from Battle Creek, Mich. will serve as the new chairman of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). The association elected its new slate of directors for 2019-2020 at its annual meeting and conference in Dallas-Fort Worth,

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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John

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Aftermarket challenges ‘daunting’ but not insurmountable, says new AIA chairman
May 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Incoming chairman Jason Best says the accessibility to vehicle repair data remains the highest level of pointed focus within the association.

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AIA’s Manitoba division to hold seminar on ‘Cannabis in the Workplace’
May 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive aftermarketers in the Winnipeg area are invited to attend a “Lunch and Learn” event on June 18. The event, cosponsored by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses and Automotive Industry 0f Canada’s Manitoba division, will discuss Cannabis in the