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Sales of tyres to van fleets is on the increase – while the opposite is becoming true for company cars. Kwik Fit, which is the UK’s largest tyre retailer – reports a rise in demand from LCV operators as their vehicles rack up more miles.
Pendragon, the UK’s largest car retailer, has seen annual revenue break the £4 billion barrier for the first time with its full year results for 2014. While underlying revenue was up 3.9% the underlying profit before tax was up 36.2%, hitting £60.2 million in 2014.
Findings from a consumer survey just published by Auto Trader suggest that fuel cost have slipped down the list of concerns for car buyers as forecourt pump prices have fallen.
Arnold Clark is looking to expand once more, by taking over Inverness-based Ness Motors. The company, which is Europe’s largest privately owned auto-retailer, confirmed last week that it was in talks with Ness Motors chairman Scott Lauder.
Do you run ‘VIP’ evenings? You know the drill. Invite your customer database, decorate the showroom festively and order in the Cava and frozen canapés.