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Uni-Select reports better-than-anticipated sales
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says its operating performance this spring was better than anticipated, with sales for April and May as well as cash management exceeding internal forecast set in late March. The company’s most recent business update, released earlier this week, says

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Mexican auto parts chain adopts Epicor Vision
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Refaccionaria Del Sol has become Mexico’s first auto parts distributor to upgrade to the Epicor Vision distribution management system. A member of the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) buying group, Refaccionaria Del Sol operates

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The Group to hold virtual meeting in August
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

More than 700 one-on-one sessions between suppliers and members of the Automotive Parts Services Group are expected to take place during The Group’s virtual national membership conference and expo August 18-20. The event will also feature an auto care industry

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Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic cancelled
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic Golf Tournament, scheduled for this summer, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. It would have been the 34th anniversary year for the tournament, which raises money for local charities. It was hoped that

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Uni-Select Canada joins the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. announced today that, effective June 1st 2020, Uni-Select Canada Inc. has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, a global network of independent automotive warehouse distributors, forming the largest Canadian group in this sector. “We are glad to join

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Uni-Select doubles available liquidity with new credit arrangement
June 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that it has successfully secured new credit facilities, providing access to additional liquidity on more flexible financial terms and conditions. The new US$565 million secured credit facilities, which will mature on June 30, 2023, consist of

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Bestbuy holds virtual AGM
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors held its first ever “virtual” annual general meeting on May 21. Shareholders from across Canada logged into the video call featured reports from Bestbuy president Bill Hay, board chairman Douglas Squires, and vice president of finance Mike Palmer.

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Ideal Supply to move trade show online
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Listowel, Ont.-based Ideal Supply will hold a virtual trade show June 10 and 11. The online event is being designed to replicate the feel and opportunities of a physical show, from “Reward Bucks” and special pricing, to technical training and

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PWI, Tri-States announce merger
May 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Parts Warehouse, Inc. (PWI), based in Little Rock, Ark., and Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, headquartered in Marianna, Fla., have announced intentions to merge their two multi-generational family-owned businesses. Tri-States will become a part of Parts Warehouse when the anticipated merger is

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ASW Conversations: John Fisher on adapting to working online
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 009 John Fisher on adapting to working online   The bulk of John Fisher’s job used to be done on the road. Now the regional sales manager for UAP-NAPA spends most of his time on the

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ASW Conversations: John Fisher on adapting to working online
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 009 John Fisher on adapting to working online   The bulk of John Fisher’s job used to be done on the road. Now the regional sales manager for UAP-NAPA spends most of his time on the

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New dates announced for NAPA’s Las Vegas Expo
May 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New dates have been announced for NAPA’s celebratory exposition in Las Vegas. The event, which was to have taken place last month, will now be held Feb. 1-4, 2021. It will be preceded by the Canadian Business Conference on Jan.