Articles by Bruce Adams

For the third consecutive year, AutoZone claimed the top spot in the annual Aftermarket Business World Top 25 Auto Chain Report, which lists companies by their number of company-owned stores in North America.
More independent repair shops are using Facebook and Twitter to promote their services and to offer coupons and specials, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2017 Independent Repair Shop Study.
Price continues to be the number one need of do-it-yourself auto parts shoppers, according to the 2017 Aftermarket Business World Reseller Product Study.
Several program distribution groups said that in 2016 the market continued to present challenges due to changes brought about by ongoing industry consolidation. As the competitive landscape continues to change, program groups are looking for new and different ways to enhance brand value.
Fleet managers are more open to changing suppliers this year than last year, according to the 2016 Aftermarket Business World Fleet Product Study.
Lowest price was the most often selected reason when survey respondents were asked the top five reasons that they purchased a particular auto part or product. Following in second place was brand name and recommendation finished third.
Retired four-star General Michael Hayden, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, delivered the keynote address “Cyber Security and the Threat of Cyber Attack” at AAPEX 2016.
Michael Hayden
Bill Long, president of AASA and Brian Daugherty, CTO of  MEMA, discussed the challenges of advanced vehicle technologies during the AASA Member & Media Briefing this morning prior to the kickoff of AAPEX 2016.
Bill Long

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