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Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Dealers remain optimistic despite cash-strapped customers, high fuel costs

Last month we said the consumer could very well prove to be the story of 2013, which is a belief that was reinforced by many of the dealers we speak with....

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312120/dealers-remain-optimistic-despite-cash-strapped-customers-high-fuel-costs
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service
Lower gas prices remain key to releasing pent-up demand

Tire dealers reported that lackluster sales continued during April as passenger tire unit volume at retail was essentially flat. While the 0.2% decline that...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312172/lower-gas-prices-remain-key-to-releasing-pent-up-demand
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Although still less than robust,  tire sales show improvement

Dealers reported that new passenger tire sales in August improved modestly from July as sales of passenger units rose 0.1% year-over-year following a 0.3%...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312231/although-still-less-than-robust-tire-sales-show-improvement
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Serious concerns linger surrounding consumer spending strength

Well, we made it through 2012, which almost everyone can agree was not the tire industry’s banner year. As we were winding down the year, dealers got their...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312106/serious-concerns-linger-surrounding-consumer-spending-strength
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Service sales are seen as a bright spot in an otherwise soft market

After reporting a modest sales lift in February, the dealers we surveyed indicated that soft sales trends reemerged during March. Indeed, we were...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312154/service-sales-are-seen-as-a-bright-spot-in-an-otherwise-soft-market
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Tire pricing environment becomes more competitive at retail

Dealers noted that unit volumes fell 1.1% compared to June of 2012, which marks a slowdown from May when dealers said that year-over-year tire sales were...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312199/tire-pricing-environment-becomes-more-competitive-at-retail
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Suppliers, Service
Dealers are seeing early stages of release of pent-up tire demand

Dealers reported that July sales trends were much improved relative to June. The respondents of our survey noted that unit volumes were essentially flat,...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312216/dealers-are-seeing-early-stages-of-release-of-pent-up-tire-demand
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Dealers report two consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases

While most of the tire industry is getting ready for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, our survey indicates that dealers haven’t taken...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312246/dealers-report-two-consecutive-months-of-year-over-year-sales-increases
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
Effect of Tariff 421 elimination is still being sorted out

As expected, wholesalers reported that they continued to hold off on purchases during the month until they got more visibility regarding the expiration of...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312079/effect-of-tariff-421-elimination-is-still-being-sorted-out
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business, Service
Consensus sentiment calls for a 1% to 3% volume increase at retail

According to our survey results, October was a big month for the tire industry as dealers reported the strongest volume growth that we have seen in more...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312262/consensus-sentiment-calls-for-a-1-to-3-volume-increase-at-retail


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