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Alliance signs Grupo Morsa as Auto Value shareholder
February 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Grupo Morsa, an automotive parts distributor based in Sinaloa, Mexico has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as an Auto Value shareholder. “Grupo Morsa is a fantastic fit for the Alliance,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the

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Uni-Select strengthens Ontario presence
February 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Ontario Stores has acquired the assets of Bay Auto & Truck Parts Ltd. and Bay Auto & Truck Parts (2012) Ltd. Bay Auto has been a member of the Uni-Select network for over 20 years. The company’s 66 employees

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Quebec walk-a-thon raises $75,000 for charity
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Quebec auto parts retailer Group Dorval-Sources-St-Henri raised $73,000 in their annual Hope & Cope Foundation Walk-a-thon last year. Co-owners Alex Trichas, Andre Dimopoulos, Chris Dimopoulos, and Nick Dimopoulos donated the funds to The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. This

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AIA seeks nominations for board of directors
January 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Know someone who would make a great addition to the Automotive Industries Association’s board of directors? Nominations for appointment are now being accepted. Every year, two or more directors complete their terms. The association’s nominating committee is now considering a

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The Group to meet in Texas in April
January 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) will hold a combined national conference and expo for members of Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association. The meeting, with its “Together Towards Tomorrow” theme will be held April 26-29 at the

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Changes in Latin America, China on the agenda at global summit
January 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers’ Association (AASA) has announced that Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, to be held Feb. 7 in Coral Gables, Fla. In

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De-listed: The case for Minimum Advertised Pricing
January 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The aftermarket has abandoned firm price lists. With online sales growing, that decision is proving to be problematic to say the least.

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Federated welcomes new president, Pavey becomes CEO
January 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Following the year-end retirement of its long-time CEO, Rusty Bishop, Federated Auto Parts has promoted Sue Godschalk to president. Larry Pavey, who has assumed the role of CEO of Federated, made the announcement yesterday. “Sue Godschalk has a long history

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The Group to hold Winter Training Conference in Florida
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Group Training Academy is partnering with AVI for a Winter Training Conference scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at AVI world headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. The three-day session will feature technical and management training from the auto care industry’s leading

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Alliance names BBB Industries Channel Partner of the Year
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. honoured BBB Industries as the 2019 Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement was made during the Alliance’s channel partner awards banquet on Tuesday in Aventura, Fla. “This recognition is the culmination of a

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The Alliance wraps up Winter Shareholder meetings
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is wrapping up its annual Winter Shareholder Meeting today at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Fla. Nearly 150 Auto Value shareholders and more than 250 valued channel partners attended the event, which included

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Lordco establishes foothold in Alberta
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After 45 years operating only in British Columbia, Lordco Parts Ltd. expands into Alberta, with plans for further expansion.