As the January new car registrations figures were revealed last week, the SMMT neatly shifted gear and started openly putting pressure on the Government to make sure showrooms were allowed to reopen...

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It’s not a surprise to see that dealers are generally downbeat about the state of the economy, with the balance of expectation toward fewer new car registrations in 2021 on the back of what was...

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With the challenging business conditions, retailers remain concerned about new car sales over the next six months, and more now believe we will see increased forced registrations to make up the...

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As we start the new year, Auto Retail Network is looking to bolster its team of writers in 2021. In keeping with our strapline of ‘by retailers, for retailers’, we’re looking for experienced...

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  AVERAGE PAY FALLS, FEWER STAFF FORECAST WHAT DID RETAILERS LEARN IN THE FIRST LOCKDOWN? VERTU’S FORRESTER PRESENTS £3k WATCH TO TOP SALESPERSON CHARLES HURST’S McNAB TO RETIRE AUTO RETAIL...

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With dealerships having reopened in June, retailers have been able to gauge the enthusiasm among consumers for purchasing new cars, and by and large they are encouraged. However, there are still fears...

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Auto Retail Network is committed to giving you the best support we can in these challenging times. In the past two weeks we have seen an unprecedented demand for our content from our industry so,...

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    AUTO RETAIL NETWORK GOING DIGITAL NOW MOTORS PROFITS UNDER PRESSURE DUE TO HYUNDAI GROWTH IMDA LAUNCHES FURLOUGH COMMISSION PETITION IMPERIAL CARS LAUNCHES ONLINE DELIVERY PLATFORM...

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There’s no denying that making a healthy profit from aftersales is increasingly challenging. The UK’s best selling car, the Ford Fiesta, is now on a two-year service interval (or 18,000 miles)...

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With estimates that car retailers in Europe now generate around three quarters of their profits from aftersales, it has become more critical that OEMs and their franchised networks listen to their...

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Auto Retail Network has launched a new report focusing on the future of mobility and the implications for the UK’s auto retailers. Created in partnership with PwC, The Mobility Roadmap for UK Auto...

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Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has been confirmed as the lead political speaker for Auto Retail Network’s UK Automotive Post-Brexit conference on 4 April. Mr Clegg, who is MP for Sheffield...

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Can you spare half an hour of your time on Thursday? The reason I ask is because here at Auto Retail Network we’re launching an online business briefing, produced in partnership with Auto Trader, to...

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Auto Retail Network, in association with Carwow, is to hold a conference in central London in April to discuss the challenges and opportunities for auto retailers in a post-Brexit UK. With the...

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This year will see Auto Retail Network deliver a series of informal online business briefings, produced in partnership with Auto Trader, under the Auto Retail Live banner. The 30 minute programmes...

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Happy new year. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a profitable 2016. Just as 2016 was exciting (sometimes for the right reasons and sometimes not) I expect 2017 to be similarly full-on for auto...

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The franchised retailer category in the 2017 Website Report was topped by Cambria with Renault Retail taking second place and Think Ford third. Cambria was praised for its clear layout, good enquiry...

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On Wednesday we will launch our 2017 Website Report, with the key findings being revealed at our Digital Marketing Conference (there may be a few last minute places available if you call Ros on...

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The speaker and panelist line-up for the Targets, Incentives and Rewards in Auto Retail conference, in partnership with carwow, has now been finalised. Mitsubishi’s UK managing director Lance...

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Are you a Dave or a Kevin? Don’t worry, it’s not a trick question but a rather clever way to determine if you fully understand the importance of investing in online activities for your business or...

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