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Retail Tire Industry

    • Mo. RNR franchisees open 6th store

      POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels franchisees Larry Carrico and Richard Bergman have opened a store in Poplar Bluff, their third RNR location in Missouri and sixth overall.

    • Driven Brands seeks to leverage customer feedback

      PALO ALTO, Calif. — Automotive service business franchisor Driven Brands Inc. has engaged Medallia Inc., an online customer-feedback monitoring enterprise, to help it generate "cohesive insights" tailored to each brand and franchise location.

    • Light trucks, LT tires growing together

      AKRON — As recently as 2013, the market for new consumer vehicles in the U.S. was split 50-50 between cars and light trucks. But low gasoline prices and new products have combined since then to spur increasing demand for bigger vehicles....

    • Toys"R"Us exec to head Bridgestone Retail

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has hired Joe Venezia, an executive with 20-plus years of consumer retail experience, to be president of its Bridgestone Retail Operations.

    • Burke Automotive, Wiygul Automotive merging

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Burke Centre Automotive in Burke, Va., is merging with Wiygul Automotive Clinic's chain of seven retail tire and automotive service stores in Virginia and Maryland.

    • Tire Discounters planning to open 10 stores

      CINCINNATI — Tire Discounters Inc. is planning to open as many as 10 new stores in the coming months, including one in Huntsville, Ala., thus expanding its network to a sixth state.

    • Pep Boys ties up with IndyCar racer Rahal

      PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack has struck a personal sponsorship deal with IndyCar racer Graham Rahal, who will be doing promotional work for the Philadelphia-based auto parts retailer and service provider.

    • Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award nominations due

      AKRON — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an independent tire dealer or retreader who has made significant contributions to the betterment of his or her community.

    • Marketplace taking dealers in new directions

      Listening, watching and reacting. These seem to be the steps tire dealerships and other tire consumers must take regularly as they look for new ways to keep up with the competition and expand their operations.

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