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News   July 22, 2011   by Auto Service World

Retail Distribution Summary Featured in 2012 Digital Aftermarket Factbook

Top 20 Companies Detailed

A breakdown of the top 20 companies in the retail distribution market, according to sales, is featured for the first time in the 2012 Digital Aftermarket Factbook.
This inaugural Retail Distribution Summary was compiled by Advanstar Communications/Aftermarket Business World, and lends insight into major players in the commercial side of the industry.
Details of each company highlighted include:
•Company name, website, leadership and contact information.
•Details of company headquarters and location.
•Program group affiliation.
•Number of stores.
•Number of employees.
•2009 and 2010 sales numbers (if available).
•Percentages of retail and commercial business volume.
“For many years, program distributors have successfully supplied the professional technician with the products needed to drive the commercial side of the business,” said Ron Rossi, AAIA director, market intelligence. “But in recent years, retail distribution has been gathering strength and gaining share in this massive market segment. Recognizing this aspect of the industry, Advanstar provided AAIA with details of this key facet of the automotive aftermarket, thoroughly detailed in this new Factbook section.”
AAIA members receive a complimentary copy of the Digital Aftermarket Factbook 2012 as a member benefit, with three guest passes included. While additional copies may be purchased for $200, the non-member price is $500.
The Digital Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual 2012 is available for $650 to AAIA members and $1,300 for non-members. To order any of these digital publications, contact member services at 301-654-6664 or visit and click “Market Intelligence.”

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