Exclusive data provided to Auto Retail Bulletin by online transaction firm iVendi has shown a rise in conversion rates between the second and third national lockdowns. The conversion rate from the...

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  CAZOO EYES £5bn IPO AUTO RETAIL IN LOCKDOWN: LISTERS TOYOTA INCHCAPE RETAIL LOSES £7.6m IS ‘NO JAB, NO JOB’ LEGAL? DVLA BALLOTS FOR STRIKE HOPES FOR EU RECOVERY STALL DETROIT RETAILERS...

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Fears remain for levels of new car registrations, with many keeping a watchful eye on the plate change month in March which looks set to be impacted by Covid to an even greater extent this year than...

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Ministers are understood to be preparing a four-speed plan for restarting the economy. The speed of the lifting of restrictions will be based on latest virus data Downing Street will review early this...

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Franchised retailers have hit out at Tesla for continuing to offer test drives during lockdown 3.0 when the industry has been advised they are non-essential and should not be carried out. Until...

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Lockdown laws allowing local authorities in England to close shops and public spaces have been extended to July 17, 2021. The regulation had been due to expire, after being introduced on July 18,...

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  COUNCIL LOCKDOWN LAWS EXTENDED TO JULY MG PLANS 130-STRONG NETWORK IN 2021 DISCRETIONARY COMMISSION ENDS THIS WEEK STONEACRE LOGISTICS HUB CARLOTZ GOES PUBLIC STELLANTIS’ TAVARES HAS 38...

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Bartletts Seat director Richard Bartlett has called on OEMs to show more realism at the supply end of the market, suggesting that they would be better putting appropriate numbers of cars into a market...

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There are growing concerns within the industry that if the current lockdown across the UK continues into March there will be a marked impact on 2021. Even as the Covid vaccines are being rolled out,...

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  VAT BREXIT WARNING FROM NI RETAILERS KNIGHTS FOUNDER JOINS WILLIAM MORGAN DARREN GUIVER INVESTS IN MONEYSHAKE NEW CAR SALES SLUMP; 2021 FORECAST TO BE CUT FRENCH SALES DOWN 12% DESPITE...

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The air of resignation from the SMMT’s Mike Hawes on Saturday night was obvious. Auto retail has been faultlessly Covid-secure since showrooms reopened… yet, in London and the South East’s...

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The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated what Cambria CEO Mark Lavery describes as a generational change in automotive retail, but he doesn’t believe that the move to an agency model is inevitable. “I...

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It appears that despite Covid-19, car buyers are still highly engaged online – and after the first lockdown in the spring, they’ve been even more engaged on digital channels than they were in...

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Lockdown has accelerated change and some retailers have brought new practices in years earlier than they otherwise might have done Lockdown has forced a fundamental rethink for many in the retailing...

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The spring lockdown proved a catalyst for changes in dealerships that have improved processes and overall business efficiency outcomes. But the second lockdown might be one crisis too many for some...

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Car retailers in Wales have been ordered to close for 17 days from 6pm on Friday evening (23 October), however, servicing operations can still remain open. Following the announcement of the...

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A vaccination for Covid-19 is some 18 months away, treatments are still under development, and a second wave is almost certainly coming this year. The lockdown in Leicester highlights how quickly the...

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  SCOTLAND AND WALES RETAILER FRUSTRATION LOOKERS DEBT COULD SOON EXCEED VALUATION LOOKERS, PICADOR DEALERS CLOSE NEW MD FOR NISSAN WEST WAY AUTO TRADER REMOVES DISPLAY ADS FRANCE LAUNCHES EV...

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Retailers have built relationships with customers in a myriad of ways that were not possible under lockdown circumstances. However, automotive companies managed to find ways to circumvent the...

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You can’t control when the lockdown will end, and life will get back to normal.  But you can focus on the things that will make a difference now and kickstart your business in the coming weeks....

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