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Here’s what’s keeping suppliers up at night these days

October 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

The biggest challenge for supply chain leaders in the automotive aftermarket is the unknown. That is, unknown around when shipments will move, unknown about what problems will pop up next and unknown as to when things may start to get…

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Liqui Moly touts growth despite supply challenges

October 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

Challenges from the global pandemic and raw materials shortage didn’t stop Liqui Moly from posting higher revenue and sales. The company announced that it has seen a 26 per cent growth in sales and its revenue up 75 per cent…

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Staying safe

September 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

Pandemic-related restrictions have loosened and vaccination rates are increasing. But COVID case numbers are increasing as experts confirm we’re in a fourth wave. Here’s what jobbers have been doing to keep staff and customers safe   ALMOST TWO-THIRDS of Canadian…

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4 issues holding back parts suppliers

September 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

The Delta variant of COVID, inflation, unemployment and remote work are some of the major challenges that will hold back the automotive aftermarket from seeing major gains in the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to an industry observer.…

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AAPEX will require vaccinated attendees

August 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

One half of the biggest automotive aftermarket events of the year has taken a major step forward in ensuring attendee safety. SEMA, meanwhile, is still considering its options

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Pitfalls to avoid when planning an office return

July 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Be aware of company guidelines, avoid trying to find a “fair” solution and steer away from thinking of individuals at the expense of the team, recommends a business strategist If your business is navigating a plan to assure a safe…

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91% of independent automotive repair shops report decreased revenue, study finds

December 14, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As of December 2020, ninety-one percent of independent automotive repair shops reported a decrease in revenue this year, according to a new report by IMR. 18.5% of shops report they have returned to ‘normal’ revenue levels while 1.3 per cent…

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Canadian wholesale vehicle sales drop sixth week in a row

November 25, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  In their latest weekly COVID-19 weekly market report, Canadian Black Book reports that Canadian wholesale vehicle prices for cars and trucks declined for the sixth week in a row. As of midnight, Monday November 23, in Ontario both Toronto…

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What you should know about coronavirus & car cleaning

November 2, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  At the beginning of 2020, the world was hit with COVID-19 and thus, a global pandemic ensued. People started to become more aware of sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces to keep themselves safe from the virus.  Nowadays, wearing a mask…

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Federal government extends CERB, revises E.I. program

August 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

As the economy begins to re-open, the federal government has announced new financial supports for workers affected by COVID-19. The $2,000/month Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended to Sept. 27. To date, the CERB has paid out more…

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Canadian spending more, but still cautious

August 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian optimism has remained steady during COVID-19, with most Canadians uncertain about an economic recovery, according to a report from McKinsey & Company. Canadian consumers are uncertain about the economy and the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Though more consumers…

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Commentary: A new kind of TRUST

August 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The global pandemic has altered the expectations people have in their service providers.