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Uni-Select reports Q2 results in call to investors
July 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. reports sales of $302.5 million in the second quarter of 2020, down some 33.7% from Q2 2019. The company said the drop was “a direct effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.” President and CEO Brent Windom said the Corporation’s

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COMMENTARY: Jobber of the Year rewards excellence
July 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

There’s no shortage of success stories in our industry. Tell us who you think is doing a great job.

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Distributors Warehouse Inc. to join Parts Warehouse
July 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Two members of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance — Little Rock, Ark.-based Replacement Parts, Inc., and Distributors Warehouse, Inc. (DWI), headquartered in Paducah, Ky. — have announced plans to merge. Upon completion of the merger this fall, DWI will join

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Right-sizing your inventory
July 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Geoff Kirbyson The question isn’t whether jobbers and smaller repair shops can afford the proper software to run their inventory management system. It’s whether they can afford not to. Experts agree that there are simply too many stock keeping

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Right-sizing your inventory
July 22, 2020 by Geoff Kirbyson

Managing the flood of new part numbers is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s jobbers.

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Sonnemaker resigns as GPC group president for N.A. automotive
July 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company has announced that Scott A. Sonnemaker has resigned from his position as group president, North American Automotive, to pursue other opportunities. Sonnemaker joined the Company in this newly created role in February 2019. Paul Donahue, chairman and

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Commentary: The quality alternative
July 8, 2020 by Zara Wishloff

The aftermarket has to regain its reputation for being the best solution to automotive problems.

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Best practice: Touching base with your customer
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Touching base with your customer from time to time is a healthy exercise.

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Best practice: Touching base with your customer
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen How often do jobbers get a chance to hear the unvarnished views that automotive service providers have about their relationship with suppliers? Actually, it happens all the time. There are frequent opportunities to get a “service providers

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Alliance partners with Excel Sales Consulting
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has partnered with Excel Sales Consulting to expand offerings on Alliance University, the group’s internal training platform. The partnership will assist store teams in consistently delivering on Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper’s motto: “Service

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GPC divests itself of business products company
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has completed the sale of S.P. Richards Company, a business products wholesaler that distributes more than 98,000 products to 9,000 resellers and distributors throughout the United States from a network of 44 locations. S.P. Richards’ core U.S.

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Fountain Tire thanks truckers with Class-8 sized drive through
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A one-of-a-kind coffee shop popped up at Edmonton’s Rosenau Transport in late June. The Truck-Thru – created by Fountain Tire to show appreciation for the transportation industry’s dedication throughout the Covid-19 crisis – is a drive-through specially designed for tractor