A handful of car manufacturers switched to agency agreements in 2022 and 2023 saw more move over, including Mercedes. However, in 2024 we’re seeing signs of delays and cancellations of agency....

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One year ago, Stellantis in the UK, under the control of Paul Willcox, set out his plan for the network including cutting the number of retailers, the volume aspirations and the plan to ‘go...

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One of the most emphasised themes from our Agency Conference last week was that in order for it to succeed, the retailer network needs to be fully ‘on board’ and supportive of the manufacturer to...

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Mention agency agreements and everyone in the industry has a view. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard from a host of retailers, with views ranging from the mildly positive to the hugely...

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A few years back, all the industry consultants were predicting a market consolidation in terms of the number of new car brands. While you could argue this has happened with the likes of Stellatis...

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Finally, after almost 100 days, the showroom shutdown ends tomorrow (Monday, 12 April) and retailers can restart selling cars in person. Except that during the past three months, perhaps more than...

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