Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Manager?
The skills needed to be a successful counter pro provide a great foundation for the leap to store manager.
O’Reilly Reports 5% Jump in Second-Quarter Sales
Sales for the first six months of 2019 increased to $5 billion, up 6% from $4.74 billion for the first six months of 2018.
APA: First-Half Highlights Include New Website, New Conference Format
From the June issue of Counterman, Sara Griewing reflects on APA’s first-half highlights and looks ahead to second-half opportunities.
AutoZone Doubling Down on Megahub Strategy
CEO Bill Rhodes said AutoZone’s long-term plan is to open 70 to 90 megahubs in the United States, up from its initial vision of 25 to 40 megahubs.
Parts Authority Acquires Penny Pincher Auto Parts
Under the Parts Authority umbrella, Penny Pincher will continue to operate with its existing management teams.
Advance Auto Parts Reports 2.7% Increase in Q1 Revenue, Comparable Store Sales
Advance reported Q1 net sales of nearly $3 billion, up from nearly $2.9 billion in Q1 2018.
Automotive Parts Associates Announces Details for 2020 Conference in San Diego
APA will continue the new two-session format of one-on-one meetings for more interaction and valuable learning time between shareholders and suppliers.
KYB ‘Feeling Is Believing’ Promotion Returns
Running through March and April, the promotion allows consumers to earn up to $100 while providing service professionals and parts professionals “another great reason to recommend KYB this spring.”
Throwback Thursday: Are the DIY Market’s Best Days Behind Us?
“Today, many of the repairs that would have leisurely been done on a Sunday afternoon in the driveway are beyond the capability of the average car owner,” Larry Boevers wrote in a February 1994 Counterman article.
Internal Combustion Engine Is Alive and Well
I frequently hear that electric and hybrid technologies are going to put an end to the reciprocating engine.
AAPEX Organizers Release Recap and Attendance Numbers
AAPEX 2018, which took place Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Las Vegas, included a sold-out trade show with 2,511 exhibiting companies from around the world displaying thousands of new products and parts in 5,539 booths.