Retailing & distribution: Latest news and analysis articles
5 August 2016 | Simon Warburton
August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.
6 May 2016 | Simon Warburton
"Independence Day" is how Boris Johnson – recent Mayor of London – and star turn of the UK's so-called Brexit wing looking for an amicable divorce from Brussels - is describing the day after next month's British referendum on European Union membership.
8 March 2016 | Tony Pugliese
Ford’s decision in January to pull out of Japan and Indonesia, two major automotive markets in Asia, by the end of the year took the rest of the automotive industry by surprise.
25 January 2016 | Glenn Brooks
Infiniti had a record year in 2015, selling 215,250 vehicles worldwide. January is looking good too, with the addition of the UK-built Q30 just starting to add some decent volume, especially across European markets. But surely no Infiniti makes as much of a visual impact - and as much profit - as the range topper, the XXL-sized QX80.
26 October 2015 | Glenn Brooks
SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead for the rest of the decade.
18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae
At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.
30 August 2016 | Simon Warburton
Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) says its members are becoming "sitting ducks" at the Port of Calais as calls grow across the English Channel for immigration controls to be moved back to the UK.
24 August 2016 | Tony Pugliese
Ssangyong Motor said it was ready to re-launch the brand in the Philippines after exiting this market in 2009, according to local reports.
23 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Skoda is adopting the 'smart' ProGlove industrial glove (also trialled by BMW, as we reported earlier this year) to "facilitate and improve the work of Skoda logistics", according to the VW Group automaker.
23 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Tesla Motors has opened an official website and started accepting pre-orders in South Korea for its three models, a local report said.
19 August 2016 | Simon Warburton
Norway’s largest convenience goods wholesaler, Asko is to test electric powertrain lorries with Scania.
12 August 2016 | Dave Leggett
Toyota in the US has announced that it is changing the fix for approximately 337,000 model year 2006, 2011 Toyota RAV4 and model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall.
3 August 2016 | Simon Warburton
Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) says a chainsaw threat on one of its members at the Port of Calais this week (1 August), is not unusual as the number of desperate migrants at the burgeoning 'jungle' camp continues to grow.
3 August 2016 | Simon Warburton
Nissan estimates there will be more public locations to charge electric cars in the UK than there are petrol stations by the summer of 2020.
1 August 2016 | Glenn Brooks
Official statistics for the overall market are not yet available but India's leader in the passenger car segment, Maruti Suzuki (MSIL), says its sales hit a record level in July. The Indian-Japanese OEM has also announced its long awaited entry to India's light commercial sector, and just-auto has future models news.
25 July 2016 | Tony Pugliese
Ford dealers in Indonesia are demanding compensation following the carmaker's announcement earlier this year to exit the market by the end of 2016, according to local reports.
25 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales effective on 1 January 2017. Seeger replaces Ola Källenius who will head group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.
18 July 2016 | Tony Pugliese
Hyundai Motor dealers in China are seeking compensation from the South Korean automaker, claiming their businesses have been affected by the company’s failure to offer sufficient product.
14 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.
12 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Thai vehicle dealer Amorn Group plans to add Subaru to its brand portfolio this year as it continues to expand its domestic operations.
1 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Kia Motors Mexico has celebrated its first anniversary with the announcement it will launch the Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) at the end of the year. This will be its first hybrid vehicle in the country.
22 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Hyundai Motor Group has recently (re)merged separately run Hyundai and Kia units into one in China, according to a Korean report.
15 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Ford has announced announcing major changes in its China, India, global strategy and finance management team as part of plans to "elevate" Chinese operations and its new strategy to be both an auto and mobility company.
9 June 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News
Budd-e, the 2016 CES show car, is touring China as an ambassador for e-mobility. With the concept car Volkswagen is presenting the next generation of electrically powered vehicles to Chinese...
8 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts
After sales service determines dealership customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the JD Power 2016 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.
7 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts
No cars in stock, just virtual reality headsets and service bays, a few demonstrator/service loan vehicles. That is the possible Cadillac dealership of the future, at least at a certain level, and is an idea division president Johan de Nysschen has been floating for months.