Articles by Alan R. Segal

It must feel emotionally draining for an auto parts store when their shoppers can buy the same ignition coil retailed at $79.99 for $33 less by a competitor. From Scott Drozd’s perspective on hot selling items, this CEO of FCP Euro believes dynamic pricing is playing a normalized role in swaying shopper perceptions in a land grab for market dominance and profits.
Alan R. Segal
Even mechanics can spark their own #MeToo movement. That moment came in the form of a car care book, authored by Patrice Banks, owner and technician of a vibrant all-women’s auto repair shop.
Alan R. Segal
Ponder the positive effects it will yield when one good deed begets another – in terms of well-being and productivity. Whether supporting the community or an individual, follow your heart.
Alan R. Segal
Here are four effective approaches that hiring managers can use during interviews to help job seekers gain a better sense of what potential employers value.
Alan R. Segal
San Francisco-based leading Prius specialist, Luscious Garage Hybrid Auto Care, is successfully bridging the generational divide by combining a peaceful environment with leading-edge technology.
Alan R. Segal
Poor internal alignment, limited collaboration and weak data optimization are three common failings in category management strategies with retailers that can hinder the best-laid plans in building a profitable product assortment.
Alan R. Segal
Category managers often struggle to decipher shopper behavior that appears unexplainable. To alleviate these issues of disparate data clashing with gut instincts, category managers can follow four steps for critical thinking.
Alan R. Segal
The auto care industry needs to produce sustainable solutions to recruit and retain capable technicians to operate independent garages. Without creative intervention, the customers’ choice of repair outlets will be limited.
Alan R. Segal