The sound of silence

It’s an interesting reflection on the current state of auto manufacturer and retailer relations that there is so little awareness of upcoming deadlines for new sales contracts under the 2013...

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Whichever way you look at it, it’s been a good week for Jack Petchey. The veteran auto retailer investor owns around 66.22 million shares in Lookers and they’ve risen by 7.5p over the past...

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Old hands in the auto retail industry will tell you that Bank holidays are good for business. But, as always, there is a caveat: it all depends on the weather. If the weather is poor, then customers...

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Much talk in the national press this week about the production shutdowns at Japanese owned car plants in the UK – but it’s important to realise that European (and US) carmakers have been...

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Several lessons (or ‘learning points’ as we now have to call them) to be taken away from the Auto Retail Network Used Car Profit Clinic held on Friday. As always, the level of...

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I probably shouldn’t admit this but I can remember when there was real excitement generated by the plate-change: midnight parties at dealerships, customers eager to be the first in the street...

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