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Meet The October ‘Guess The Car’ Champion: Larry Bosma

The correct answer for the October contest is the Kia Forte. The winner for October is Larry Bosma, owner of Harry’s Motor/NAPA Auto Parts in Sanborn, Iowa.

NAPA Parent GPC Reports Solid First Quarter, Sees ‘Continued Strengthening’ of US Automotive Aftermarket

In the United States, sales for the Automotive Parts Group were up 2.5% and comparable store sales were up 3.5%.

Dave Kolenski Jr. Making the Most of His Opportunities at Advance Auto Parts

Kolenski credits his father for sparking his interest in the automotive aftermarket.

Genuine Parts Co. Names CEO Paul Donahue Chairman of the Board

Donahue has served as president and CEO of GPC since May 1, 2016. He will continue as CEO and, effective April 22, add the position of chairman.

TRICO, NAPA Auto Parts Raise $108,000 for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

During the fourth quarter of 2018, TRICO and participating NAPA stores donated funds to the IFHF for every pair of TRICO Force beam blades and TRICO Exact Fit wiper blades purchased.

Meet the March ‘Guess the Car’ Champion: Rebecca Long

The correct answer for the March contest is the Honda Pilot.

Automotive Aftermarket Getting a Boost from ‘Normalized Winters,’ GPC’s Donahue Says

Lower fuel prices, full employment and an aging vehicle population aren’t the only tailwinds lining up behind the automotive aftermarket.

NAPA Parent Genuine Parts Co. Reports Record Sales for 2018

Full-year sales for the Automotive Group – GPC’s largest division – increased to $10.5 billion, up from $8.6 billion in 2017.

Clore Automotive Receives Supplier of the Year Award

NAPA Tools & Equipment team members from throughout the country nominated suppliers for the award, based on a wide range of selection criteria.

NAPA President Dan Askey: Supply Chain Management, 2020 NAPA Expo Among Top Priorities

NAPA is expecting more than 20,000 people to attend its 2020 NAPA Expo, which takes place next April in Las Vegas.

Throwback Thursday: 2000 Counter Pro of the Year Rob Simpson Always Willing to Go the Extra Mile

“If you provide the customers with consistent and trustworthy service, it will ensure that the customers return again and again,” Simpson said. “I have always prided myself on going the extra mile – maybe I even get carried away sometimes.”

NAPA’s R.J. Marra, 26, Earning His Stripes as Trusted Counter Pro

Marra’s father owns a NAPA store in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Marra recalls tagging along with his dad on Saturday mornings when he was 4 or 5 years old. “I always love telling people that my earliest memories here are reaching up to put a part on the bottom shelf,” Marra says.