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Canada manufacturing sector continues recovery: IHS report
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The gradual recovery in business conditions across the manufacturing sector continued in February, according to the latest data compiled by IHS Markit. Production volumes increased for the sixth month running, supported by the fastest rise in new orders since October

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New SEMA report offers insights into retail trends
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new SEMA Industry Perspectives Report provides insight on the health of the automotive aftermarket industry on a wide range of business metrics. Among the key findings: independent retailers in the automotive aftermarket remain the most used sales channel for

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U.S. shoppers not convinced about new-tech vehicles
February 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

American car consumers continue to say “No thanks” when it comes to EVs and autonomy, says auto analysts at J.D. Powers The company ponts out that electric vehicles seemed poised to gain ground in the United States. But other than

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Vehicle sales up slightly in January
February 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosier Automotive Consultants saw some stability in December sales of light vehicles in Canada. Total sales reached an estimated 109,265 units, a 0.5% increase over January 2019 when 108,774 units were sold. The consulting company reports that passenger car sales

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CBB calls 2019 a strong year for retained values
February 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian Black Book, which tracks vehicle values, described 2019 as the strongest year ever for the value of vehicles two to six years old. The year saw a long running series of best-ever months for retained values.  December was down

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Leveraging the World’s Biggest Search Engine
January 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Want business to grow? Make sure you are being seen on Google.

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Canadian light vehicle production drops below 2 million units
January 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants is reporting that Canada’s vehicle manufacturing base retreated to below 2 million units in 2019, continuing a trend that has been under scrutiny for several years. “While the 2009 situation was largely cyclical in nature the current

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BY THE NUMBERS: How technology could impact jobs
January 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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AASA council produces report on retaining young professionals
January 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has developed a thought leadership piece that educates senior aftermarket industry professionals on innovative and cost-effective ways to retain top young professional talent. The piece, entitled “Your

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October contraction includes biggest retail decline since 2016
January 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canada’s economy contracted slightly in October, with real gross domestic product down 0.1 per cent from September – the first month-to-month decline since February, Statistics Canada has reported. Economists had projected a flat GDP report for October compared with September,

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Winning websites offer marketing tips
December 26, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

By Jacob Stoller With all the hype about the “newness” of the digital age, it’s hard to believe that the world’s first website turned thirty in 2019. However, while social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have dominated

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J.D. Power to merge with Autodata Solutions
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analytics and consumer intelligence company J.D. Power has announced it will merge with Autodata Solutions, a provider of data and software solutions for the automotive ecosystem. The merger marks the completion of J.D. Power’s acquisition by private equity firm