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The Gamification of Sales
August 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

There are ways to use the principles of games to motivate your staff and customers… but use these strategies carefully!

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The Group to hold week-long expo for banner shops
August 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Pronto Smart Choice and Federated Car Care Centers will be participating in a virtual expo Aug. 19-20, culminating in a national meeting on Aug. 21. An invitation-only awards reception will be held on Aug. 18. The Automotive Parts Services Group

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Warehouse innovation: Drones reduce human interaction during Covid
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Covid-19 has prompted companies to devise new ways to reduce human contact in the workplace. One of the most intriguing ways to increase automation in warehouses and distribution centers is the use of drones. Romark Logistics recently launched a fleet

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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