Retailers holding German premium brand franchises have given their manufacturers a hiding in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. BMW, Audi and Mercedes formed three of the five-fastest fallers in...

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The BMW network is not a happy place. Just four years ago it was the second favourite franchise, according to the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. Since then the scores have been falling and at the start...

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Kia has topped the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey for the fourth time in a row with Toyota and Mercedes taking equal second place in the all-important overall manufacturer rating question....

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Kia is defying conventional logic and not planning a dedicated online sales channel. This is despite building up a head of steam that saw it celebrating both record sales last year and a record 4% of...

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Manufacturer-retailer relationships have improved in the past six months, according to the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. The 0.4 point rise to 5.7 for the overall relationship marks the first...

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The latest bout of NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey scores hit a third consecutive all-time low when they were published last Monday. That may not be surprising to anyone who’s partaken in the survey or...

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The relationships between franchised retailers and their car manufacturers have hit an all time low, according to the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. After a slight improvement in the Summer 2016...

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Retailing is all about relationships. Whether it’s between you and a customer or you and a manufacturer, any disconnect between the two can cause problems. Two stories illustrate this well;...

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The latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey has seen the overall average score fall to the lowest point for two years – in the main due to low scores for profitability and manufacturer relationships....

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Regular readers will know: we really like the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. Twice a year it gives a snapshot of relations in the auto retail industry and a sense of which National Sales Companies are...

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