Retailers closing: beware the second wave?

It has come earlier than expected. Auto Retail Agenda has been told of several retailers closing due to COVID-19 outbreaks, with several major retail groups amongst the affected. If one staff member...

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Speaking to several retailers in the past week has given me the impression that not only has August been strong, but that the September order bank is filling nicely. Yes, there’s still some...

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Last week was a painful one for automotive retail. Pendragon cut 1800 jobs and committed to closing 15 sites, which actually ‘only’ accounted for 400 of the job losses – hard for those involved,...

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As lockdown lifts and auto retailers reopen, Auto Trader has restarted its fastest selling used car index. And there’s no surprise in the top 10: SUVs dominate, with 2015 Peugeot 2008 taking just 26...

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It’s clear there’s pent up demand for new and used cars. Having spoken to a few retailers in the past seven days, it’s a case of so far, so good. Yes, there are mid-term fears about the economy...

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This week’s new car registration figures were obviously, and significantly, lower than last year’s stats, but within the numbers there were some interesting insights. While the whole market was...

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