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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
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 a renewed consumer focus on performance vs. price

Gasoline prices seem to be increasing again with prices for regular north of $3 a gallon almost everywhere. While I do not expect driving levels to be...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9266/look-for-a-renewed-consumer-focus-on-performance-vs-price
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, Suppliers, Wholesale Distribution
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...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9308/mother-nature-will-have-big-impact-on-upcoming-tire-sales-forecast
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, Wholesale Distribution
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...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9265/despite-higher-prices-tire-demand-to-increase-by-3
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, Wholesale Distribution
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...

https://www.moderntiredealer.com/9401/short-term-look-for-a-decline-in-chinese-tire-imports
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


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