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Why 75% of vehicles on roads may soon be zero-emission
July 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket will likely need to prepare for a large influx of zero-emission vehicles in a relatively short amount of time if a new report’s findings play out as it predicts. Upwards of three-quarters of passenger automotive vehicle sales

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How high specialty equipment sales rose last year
July 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

It was a record-breaking year for specialty equipment sales in 2020 — and all signs are pointing to an even better 2021 and beyond. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) reported that, despite COVID-19 creating a roller coaster of a

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A more attractive aftermarket: how to connect with millennial shoppers
April 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This story first appeared in the March issue of Jobber News. Click here to access the digital magazine. A quick Google image search of the term “millennials” reveals a series of photos that all have one thing in common. Besides

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Canadian wholesale vehicle prices continue to stabilize, report shows
October 30, 2020 by Christine Hogg

According to Canadian Black Book, this past week, Canadian wholesale vehicle prices continued to show stability in the market. This trend has been prevalent for a month, a great departure from the market volatility since the spring. Car segments decreased

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New AIA study measures COVID-19 impact on aftermarket
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  COVID-19 has disrupted the Canadian economy, and, inevitably, the automotive aftermarket, a recent study shows. Published every two years, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 2020 Outlook Study provides an in-depth examination of the state of the Canadian

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SEMA Data Co-op acquires PartsHub
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An industry-owned co-op dedicated to moving products through the use of standardized catalogue data has purchased the PartsHub catalogue management solution. The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) says the acquisition will allow it to expand its data services and provide its members with

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COMMENTARY: Don’t help online retailers take over your business!
July 23, 2020 by Auto Service World

Supporting online retailers as their ‘official install centre’ doesn’t make any sense

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How is COVID-19 impacting you? AIA wants to know
June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association has launched a second survey seeking input from repair shops on the impacts of Covid-19 on their businesses. The second survey, to measure the cost of the pandemic and gauge industry sentiment. is now online on

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Index confirms sharp manufacturing downturn in May
June 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  PMI at second-lowest level since survey began in October 2010 Rate of decline in manufacturing output eases from April’s survey record Steep drop in employment reported during May May data were collected 12-22 May 2020. Canadian manufacturers signalled another

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AIA report offers insights into consumer behaviour
May 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen A new AIA study suggests a strong and ongoing focus on customer loyalty will not only help automotive businesses survive, but will allow them to thrive in an increasingly competitive field. “At Your Service” is the

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NUMBERS: EVs could equal ICE vehicles by 2038
May 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  42% Percentage of Canadian jobs at high risk of becoming automated. Some 36% of jobs are at low risk, less vulnerable to automation. 1% of jobs could become fully automated. Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship   2038 Approximately

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Crossover Year: EVs may equal ICE vehicles by 2038
May 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  42% Percentage of Canadian jobs at high risk of becoming automated. Some 36% of jobs are at low risk, less vulnerable to automation. 1% of jobs could become fully automated. Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship   2038 Approximately