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Strong new car sales lead to better replacement tire demand

No snow — that was the problem for dealers in northern climates in December as retail tire sales at those dealerships were very weak. Some reported to me...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9351/strong-new-car-sales-lead-to-better-replacement-tire-demand
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Look for tire demand and production to continue to increase

When the last round of tire price hikes were announced last September/October, natural rubber was selling at about $1.50/lb.; today it is at $2.20/lb. There...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9267/look-for-tire-demand-and-production-to-continue-to-increase
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Heavy dose of creativity is needed to increase business

Uncertain European economies, the U.S. debt crisis, Congressional gridlock, 9.2% unemployment and a slumping stock market are enough to explain why...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9297/heavy-dose-of-creativity-is-needed-to-increase-business
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution
Lower raw material costs should have positive impact on your gross profit

I speak with several tire dealers every month. During the last three months, the ratio of dealers reporting weak business to improving business still not...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9423/lower-raw-material-costs-should-have-positive-impact-on-your-gross-profit
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Tire prices to remain firm for the next several months

I made my annual pilgrimage to the SEMA Show in November. With only a few exceptions, almost every tire dealer I spoke with said: a) business remains...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9325/tire-prices-to-remain-firm-for-the-next-several-months
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Service, Wholesale Distribution
Tire prices are high and more increases are on the way

The bad news is that raw material costs continue to increase. In December 2011, butadiene was $1.03/lb., in April 2012 it was $1.45/lb. Other representative...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9385/tire-prices-are-high-and-more-increases-are-on-the-way
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Service, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
Goodyear, Cooper win with sharply different product strategies

In 2Q12, Cooper Tire saw its North American volume increase by 15% while Goodyear’s replacement volume in N.A. fell by 10%. The overall market was...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9436/goodyear-cooper-win-with-sharply-different-product-strategies
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Now is the time to check on your winter tire orders

Last month I warned about softer retail sales and based on my dealer contacts, business in May and thus far in June was especially challenging. Weak...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9273/now-is-the-time-to-check-on-your-winter-tire-orders
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
With gas prices down and driving levels up, expect increased tire demand

This year has been characterized by soft retail demand, high tire prices forced by surging raw materials, poor fill rates early in the year and new leaders...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9322/with-gas-prices-down-and-driving-levels-up-expect-increased-tire-demand
Categories: Commercial Business, Retail, Wholesale Distribution
Fill rates show improvement as manufacturers build inventories

The U.S. consumer is stretched and purchases that can be postponed are being put off. My survey of tire dealers across the country point to slow sales of...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9285/fill-rates-show-improvement-as-manufacturers-build-inventories


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