Articles by: Zara McAlister

Canadian EV dealership gets recognition

Canadian EV dealership gets recognition

September 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

An all-electric vehicle dealership in Newfoundland and Labrador has been recognized for its national leadership in the promotion and adoption of EVs in Canada. The dealership, Green Rock E.V.S., received the Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Inspiration Award for the second year in a row from the Canadian Electricity Association. Green […]

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U.S. consumers want control behind the wheel

U.S. consumers want control behind the wheel

September 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

U.S. consumers are torn between safety and the desire for control of their vehicles, found a new survey by Kelley Blue Book. Around 51 per cent of the 2,200 respondents said they prefer to have full control of their vehicles, even if it’s not as safe for other drivers, while […]

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Brand Power

Brand Power

September 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

How Burberry developed its iconic brand over time If you can identify a certain British brand by simply looking at the pattern on a scarf, then Burberry has achieved its goal. The iconic fashion company has had its share of issues, including a recent hard hit caused by the uncertain […]

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Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust closes Pfaff Audi property acquisition

Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust closes Pfaff Audi property acquisition

September 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has officially scooped up another property. The REIT announced it has closed the acquisition of the Pfaff Audi property purchased for $17.2-million. The 69,000 sq.ft. dealership property is located at 9088 Jane Street in Vaughan, Ont. adjacent to the Vaughan Mills shopping centre. In […]

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Kathy Ward retires from CBB

Kathy Ward retires from CBB

September 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

After more than three decades as the face of Canadian Black Book, Kathy Ward is retiring from the organization, announced company President Brad Rome. Bill Ward, Kathy’s father, brought Black Book to Canada in 1961, and Kathy became involved with the vehicle valuation provider at an early age, working in […]

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Lessons from Brexit

Lessons from Brexit

September 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Looking at the ripple effects of the Brexit crisis Though an ocean separates us from Europe and the serial crises that have engulfed the continent and the European Union (EU) in recent years, it is hard to avoid wondering for how long Canada can continue to be largely immune to […]

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Digital experience could be improved, says study

Digital experience could be improved, says study

September 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

When it comes to digital performance, dealers have plenty of room to improve, according to the Yahoo 2016 Canadian auto study. Three in four of the 1,100 Canadians surveyed said they want a better experience at the dealership, with many of the suggested improvements related to digital. The top four […]

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Bruce Croxon headlines at TADA event

Bruce Croxon headlines at TADA event

September 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

Dealers got a dose of inspiration at the second Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) Auto Dealers Innovation Series when they heard from Bruce Croxon, a former “Dragon” from the hit CBC reality TV show Dragons’ Den. Croxon, best known as co-founder of Lavalife, shared how the company rose to success […]

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