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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

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What will your next fleet look like?
June 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Anne Mellano Amazon recently announced the order of 100,000 electric vans to be delivered by 2030. For perspective, that’s more vehicles than FedEx currently uses worldwide. The fleet world is increasingly enamoured with electric vehicles, particularly business like the

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What will your next fleet look like?
June 29, 2020 by Anne Mellano

Will you have a fleet of electric vehicles some day? More to the point, will your fleet have the juice to deliver?

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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.