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Andre Lacroix is to stand down as group chief executive of international auto retail and distribution group, Inchcape plc. The group said he has tendered his resignation to enable him to take up his new role as CEO of Intertek Group
ACEA, the organisation that represents European car manufacturers, does not intend to agree a post-Block Exemption code of conduct to ensure fair trading practices with retailers.
HR Owen’s chief executive Joe Doyle has left the company with immediate effect. The prestige auto retail group will now be run by an executive committee led by the company’s chairman Mehmet Dalman.
Citroen has announced that its DS sub-brand will be split off and marketed separately in the UK.
This is a short unashamed plug, but don’t worry (and don’t stop reading), I’m not after your money. In fact, what I’m after is, hopefully, to promote the automotive retail industry to a wider audience by showing how franchised dealers don’t conform to the out-of-date stereotype of shiny suits and dodgy deals.