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Volvo is revamping its business sales operation from 1 January 2018, establishing a team of four regional business development managers to support retailers in their local fleet transactions, including accompanying retailers to appointments with smaller fleets and increasing the number of fleet specialist franchises.
Pendragon, the UK’s second largest dealer group, is to sell its US division as part of a strategic review that followed a profit warning in late October.
Wales’ largest retailer, Sinclair Group, was recently hit by a serious cyber attack that forced it to shut down IT and phone systems for several days.
Sinclair Group has topped the 2018 Website Report ranking thanks to an excellent used car search, online chat, service booking facility and independent reviews. Coming second and third in the report which tests the top 50 franchised retail groups for usability were, respectively, Inchcape and Robins and Day.
Mark Lavery, Cambria chief executive, has described the post-March new car market as “challenging”, in its latest full-year financial results. Profits at retail group Cambria have fallen 4.2% in the year to 31 August 2017 due to decreased new and used car sales. However, profit per unit on new and used cars increased.