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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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312040/lower-raw-material-costs-should-have-positive-impact-on-your-gross-profit
Categories: Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Commercial Business
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311880/look-for-a-renewed-consumer-focus-on-performance-vs-price
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
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311887/now-is-the-time-to-check-on-your-winter-tire-orders
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
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...

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/311938/with-gas-prices-down-and-driving-levels-up-expect-increased-tire-demand
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
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
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


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