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Short-term, look for a decline in Chinese tire imports

The Chinese tariffs end on Sept. 26, 2012 — what happens then? After shipping and handling expenses, I expect the net unit cost to an importer of Chinese...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312018/short-term-look-for-a-decline-in-chinese-tire-imports
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
Economic signs are pointing to better sales for retail tire dealers

For sure, the retail consumer tire business was rather lackluster in 2011 as the combination of high gasoline prices (that led to a decline in miles...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311951/economic-signs-are-pointing-to-better-sales-for-retail-tire-dealers
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311913/heavy-dose-of-creativity-is-needed-to-increase-business
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311899/fill-rates-show-improvement-as-manufacturers-build-inventories
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers
Mother Nature will have big impact on upcoming tire sales forecast

The challenge of selling big ticket products in today’s economic climate is indeed daunting, and to boot, with most tire companies just having announced a...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311924/mother-nature-will-have-big-impact-on-upcoming-tire-sales-forecast
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
Stock up on tires, as higher prices may well be on the way

Last month I wrote that due to sharply lower raw material costs during 4Q11, I would not expect to see any further tire price hikes any time soon....

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311975/stock-up-on-tires-as-higher-prices-may-well-be-on-the-way
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
Stock prices suggest better times for the tire industry

As I write this comment on March 22, the stock market — often a leading indicator — is saying good things about the tire industry. Year-to-date as of...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311878/stock-prices-suggest-better-times-for-the-tire-industry
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311941/tire-prices-to-remain-firm-for-the-next-several-months
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312002/tire-prices-are-high-and-more-increases-are-on-the-way
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
Despite higher prices, tire demand to increase by 3%

As expected, wholesale tire prices are going up as much as 8% in March as raw materials took a big jump up in January 2011. While natural rubber is the most...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311879/despite-higher-prices-tire-demand-to-increase-by-3


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