‘Non-genuine’ agency dealer contracts, which combine traditional distribution and the agency model, risk breaking EU antitrust laws, says European retailer trade group CECRA. Such hybrid contracts...

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DO AGENCY AGREEMENTS BREAK EU ANTITRUST RULES? LOOKERS REPAYS FURLOUGH – BUT NOT BUSINESS RATES TOOMEY PROFIT DOUBLES WOMEN NETWORK ‘GROW’ LAUNCHED TO HELP RETAILERS CARVANA CONSUMER...

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ALL-STAR AUTO RETAIL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS FUTURE CHALLENGES VERTU HOLIDAY BOOST RON BROOKS WINS TOYOTA ICHIBAN AWARD – AGAIN LLOYD ACQUIRES RAYRIGG DACIA REVEALS NEW RETAILER IDENTITY NAPLETON AUTO...

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Stellantis’ owned retail divisions PSA Retail and FCA’s Motor Village, which merged in February, have been rebranded ‘Stellantis &You, Sales and Services’. The firm claims it is the...

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Alfa Romeo and DS retailers will have a year to “align” with their manufacturer over agency agreements. In a rare visit to the UK, the global bosses for the two brands spoke to two thirds of the...

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ALFA & DS SET OUT 2-YEAR AGENCY PLAN HEDIN PREPARING TAKEOVER BID FOR PENDRAGON? VERTU ANNOUNCES NEW SHARE BUYBACK ASTON MARTIN ROW WITH RETAILER TO THE SUPER RICH MINI WANTS US RETAILERS TO TAKE...

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A huge amount has already been said and, no doubt, will be said about agency agreements, but this week’s interviews with Stellantis CEOs Jean-Philippe Imparato at Alfa Romeo and Beatrice Foucher...

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Manufacturers will not be able to go half-heartedly into an agency agreement as they will be in breach of competition law, warned experts at last week’s Auto Retail Network Agency Agreement...

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  EURO 2020: BOSSES ‘SHOULD BE FLEXIBLE WITH WORKERS’ AGENCY AGREEMENT CONFERENCE LAUNCHED SOARING PROFITS FOR SPECIALIST CARS SUZUKI RETAILERS MATCH AMAZON.CO.UK CUSTOMER SERVICE FORD GOES...

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Franchised retailers have begun pushing back against their manufacturer partners over the introduction of agency agreements. The move has been triggered by the issuing of agency agreement consultation...

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  AGENCY AGREEMENT PUSHBACK BEGINS SMMT DISMISSES RETAILER ROLE IN EV FUTURE VERTU MATERNITY PAY NOW ‘MATCHES M&S’ RYBROOK WARRINGTON JAGUAR CLOSED CARSHOP EXPANDS WITH AUTOWORLD TAKEOVER...

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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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PRE-REG LEVELS DELAYING AGENCY AGREEMENTS NFDA LAUNCHES BREXIT HELPDESK NEW FLEET HQ FOR LOOKERS SHELBOURNE GROWS WITH RENAULT NEW VW BRANDING GOOGLE OPENS UP AUTONOMOUS SOFTWARE STOCKWATCH – New...

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Group 1’s UK boss has cited the level of manufacturer push in the car market as the reason the franchised retail model hasn’t switched to agency agreements yet. In a wide-ranging interview for...

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