What will it mean for retailers as agents and not distributors?

  23 August 2017

Traditionally, the relationship between car makers and their authorised dealers has been that of supplier and distributor. Some manufacturers are rumoured to be considering a move towards appointing their dealers as agents rather than distributors. What difference would this make, and does it matter? Businessmen often use terms like ‘dealer’, ‘agent’ and ‘distributor’ in confusing…

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