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Inventory soars as GM builds cache before retooling

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Automakers and dealers started April with near-record stocks of unsold new vehicles, but much of the surplus may stem from General Motors bulking up to prepare for factory shutdowns.
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Nissan OK with rising fleet sales

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
As other automakers shun the daily rental business, Nissan sees an opportunity. "The dollars we get are relevant, so we're going to continue to be there, even if other companies don't want to," says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz.
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Acura's split-screen personality has purpose

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Acura's new ad campaign, called 'What a Ride,' has a practical goal: The visuals are shot vertically so they are easily transferable to mobile ad platforms.
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GM retooling plan signals pickups' launch

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
General Motors has nearly 100 days' worth of inventory right now but plans to get that down to about 70 by the end of the year, in part by taking some of its plants offline for 10 weeks in the summer and fall.
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Dealership group gains an edge from ESOP

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Employees own 30 percent of Van Horn Automotive Group. That gives the Wisconsin group an edge in hiring and bidding for stores.
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Off-road course convinces Jeep shoppers

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram built an off-road test trail on its wooded property to show customers the capability of a Jeep.
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It's time to refocus incentives

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Dealer-factory relations have always been uneasy in the auto industry, but a relentless fixation on new-vehicle volumes is creating fresh tensions.
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Volvo's sales turnaround

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Volvo's recent success can be attributed to smart decisions, a tactfully handled sale by Ford, seductive vehicle design and an advantageous introduction to the world's largest car market, China.
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AutoNation's Jackson gives Trump mixed review

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson praised President Donald Trump for appointing 'professional de-regulators,' but questioned Trump's ability to enact his agenda.
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Border tax idea isn't dead yet, execs warn

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Tariffs on goods from Mexico seem to be off the front burner for the Trump administration -- for now, said analysts and industry executives at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum.
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Watch out for off-lease cars

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
We are flooding the market with low-mileage used vehicles with warranties that could throw a monkey wrench into the new-car marketplace.
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Dealer anniversaries

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-17 01:01
Dealers featured this week include Brian Cain, managing partner of Cain Toyota in North Canton, Ohio; Edward Wittmeier of Wittmeier Chevrolet in Chico, Calif.; Steve Klimkiewicz, president of Cavalier Ford-Lincoln in Chesapeake, Va.
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AI-powered engine boosts retailers' personalization efforts

Store Front Talk Back - Sun, 2017-04-16 15:29
AI-powered engine boosts retailers' personalization efforts jacquelinerose55 Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:29

Porsche uses 'soft sell' approach to win sales

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-04-16 01:01
Porsche is expanding its global dealership network with a showroom format that abandons normal markers of corporate identity for a "soft sell" approach. The first store has just opened in Germany, with others to follow in China, the U.S.
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Incentives, inventories are top concerns among executives

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-04-16 01:01
Auto executives are cautiously optimistic about sales in 2017. But that doesn't mean solid if unspectacular gains; it means flat - or even down slightly from record levels.
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Porsche uses 'soft cell' approach to win sales

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-04-16 01:01
Porsche is expanding its global dealership network with a showroom format that abandons normal markers of corporate identity for a "soft cell" approach. The first store has just opened in Germany, with others to follow in China, the U.S.
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Krystal Offers Week-Long Root Beer Float Deal

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:56
Image Caption: Image Credit: Krystal is offering $0.99 root beer floats for national holiday.Exclusive Brief: 0

The Krystal Company, the brand famous for its iconic square hamburgers, is celebrating National Root Beer Day all week. From August 8 through August 12, Krystal will offer its Root Beer floats at a special price of $0.99 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in participating locations.

The Krystal Float is made with a blend of cold and frosty Barq's Root Beer, plus a scoop of creamy Blue Bunny vanilla bean ice cream.

Chains: Krystal

Wendy’s Brings Back Baconator Fries

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: PR NewswireWendy's is bringing back the Baconator fries for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

For nine years Wendy's has offered the Baconator, featuring two quarter-pound patties of 100 percent pure fresh beef, six strips of thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, three slices of cheese, and a bakery-style bun.

Chains: Wendy's

Burger King Debuts Whopperito, Burger-Burrito Mash-Up

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:32
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger KingBurger King extends the Whopperito nationwide for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

Burger King restaurants are introducing a Tex-Mex twist on its famous Whopper sandwich nationwide with its new Whopperito burger-burrito mash-up. After a local market debut that sparked widespread demand from guests, Burger King restaurants is now taking its Whopperito national at participating restaurants beginning August 15.

Chains: Burger King

Cott Corporation To Acquire S&D Coffee

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 10:55
S&D Coffee & Tee will be acquired by Cott beverage producers.Exclusive Brief: 0

S&D Coffee Inc. has accepted an offer made by the Cott Corporation to be acquired.

Following the completion of the proposed transaction, S&D will be a subsidiary of Cott, still operating under the S&D Coffee & Tea name. Ron Hinson, at almost 38 years with the company, will remain president and CEO of S&D, and the management team will assume the same scope and responsibilities. Cott, a global, multi-beverage leader, will enable further development and acceleration of S&D’s business model.

Chains: S&D Coffee