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
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
Export control and sanction requirements have been around for years, but now are taking on increasing prominence in the wake of record-setting fines. As a follow-up to August through November columns in this series, this article provides an overview
Exports from the US through June 2011 are growing at 16.4 percent rate despite an extremely challenging global economy. Are you getting your fair share or, better yet, more than your fair share of this impressive growth?
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
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
Mitch woke up one Sunday morning thinking about the shop, like usual. But as he read his daily blog from Seth Godin, he realized how would you know if something was going wrong with your service after the customer leaves if they don't let you know?
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