• On October 1, LKQ acquired Euro Car Parts (ECP), the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom, which generated $420 million in revenue in 2010. The company operates 89 branch locations throughout the UK, including 8 r
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  • While the nation continues its efforts to shake off one of the most challenging economies in its history, it still faces daunting financial issues, indecisive consumers and investors plus unpredictable and unprecedented government fiscal and regulato
  • I am not an economist, don?t play one on TV, and didn?t spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express. Still, I think that 2012 will be another good year for the aftermarket ? for the one simple reason that the average age of the fleet continues to trump
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the former chief executive officer and chairman of CSK Auto Corporation has agreed to return $2.8 million in bonus compensation and stock profits that he received whi
  • It is a bit too early to discuss how the December quarterly earnings shaped up for our public aftermarket companies. In general, the DIFM side of the business continues to fare better than the DIY.
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  • As Swedish automaker Saab nears liquidation, American Saab owners have good reason to be concerned, according to Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor and senior analyst.
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  • The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) has announced a revised dues schedule for service provider members.
  • The show floor at Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) will feature a new Profit Building Pavilion consisting of seven exhibitors whose products and services can assist a shop in growing revenue through the use of software management.
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  • CarHelp has announced their partnership with AutoZone, offering a higher standard of service to dealerships and the way they operate their service departments.
  • ASA members who carry workers’ compensation coverage through Meadowbrook Insurance Group and who meet eligibility requirements will receive a dividend again this year as a result of participating in the ASA Group Program.
  • It's early September as we write this, but we wanted to take an opportunity to summarize our expectations ahead of AAPEX, NACE and SEMA. November will quickly approach, and it is our thought that this year?s shows will be memorable. Looking back to l
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  • LAS VEGAS ? It?s your budget, you need to track it. And while you?re tracking it, keep an eye on parts and products that could be lost along the way. Even just losing a $6 product could end up costing your shop big time, up to $600 depending on what
  • If I could show you the single best way to increase customer service and your profits, would it be worth something to you?
  • Have you heard? The price of nearly everything has gone up. No news flash there.
  • For the last couple of weeks, I have been hauling around a very pretty, sexy and interesting Keystone catalog that I have every intention of reading.
  • I predicted we would see an increase in business a couple months ago — and I thought I might tell you how it has been going.
  • It had been our fear that the tough Q3 2011 comparisons would be the catalyst for a potential misstep from an industry perspective. While only a mild speedbump if you will, given what remain still favorable fundamentals, we were concerned that result
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  • The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), is accepting applications for the $1,000 Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Education Scholarship.
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  • When Midas reported its 2011 Q2 results, management was quite candid with respect to its disappointment surrounding the stock price. Following the settlement of Midas? European arbitration and Q2 earnings, management announced that its board would co
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  • Hankook is reporting continued strong sales growth for this year’s first quarter, citing a 17.1 percent increase amounting to a worldwide sales figure of KRW 1.71 trillion (South Korean funds).
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