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Sep 28, 2017
Automotive

Ten Percent Makes a Difference

It has been almost a full year since the launch of NPD’s Retail Tracking Service – Expanded Channels (RTSx) for the U.S. automotive aftermarket. This has enabled NPD to report on point-of-sale dat...

Sep 18, 2017
Automotive

The Impact of Severe Weather on the Nation’s Energy and Automotive Aftermarket Industries

Being a resident of Katy, Texas (a suburb about 20 miles west of downtown Houston), I found myself right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey as it made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast at the end of...

Jul 10, 2017
Automotive

Shifting [Generational] Gears

The automotive aftermarket will see a complete transformation of its core consumer over the next 10 years. Millennials, who have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the U...

Jan 18, 2017
Automotive

The Future of the Automotive Industry

I kicked off the New Year by attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – the largest trade show to come to town all year. If you have never been, it is definitely bucket-list wort...

Aug 18, 2016
Automotive

The Impact of Gas Prices and Weather Patterns on the Aftermarket Channel

The macro environment for growth in the DIY aftermarket auto parts channel has been very favorable so far in 2016 (through June).  There are a number of macro-economic trends that we closely monit...

Sep 29, 2015
Automotive

Growth Streak Continues For The Automotive Aftermarket

Looking at the automotive aftermarket industry, the overriding fundamentals remain: people are driving more, the weather is favorable for maintenance and appearance, and the industry has experienced d...

Aug 31, 2015
Automotive

Millennials Are Adding Additives

This year, the Millennial generation is expected to surpass the Baby Boomers and become the largest living generation in the United States*. With a projected population of 75.3 million and a reported ...

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