Blog: Retail crisis
Dave Leggett | 28 November 2008
As the car market plummets in Britain the retail side is already taking a severe battering with dealers and dealer groups going under and retrenching massively. Industry business models will be coming under greater scrutiny - and rightly so. Where is the added value and how is it distributed in terms of the value chain between manufacturer and final customer? At the dealer/aftermarket service end of things, it's looking pretty grim, as this article illustrates. Trouble is, are the car manufacturers in a frame of mind to sympathise with retailers?
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