on the road with kathleen
While the dust has settled on yet another AAPEX in Las Vegas (my 40th
to be exact), the buzz about the show and events surrounding it has not diminished.
I am very excited about the recent release of the Auto Care Association’s first-of-its-kind study on the depth and breadth and impact of e-tailing in the auto care industry.
The month of May is widely celebrated across the
United States as “World Trade Month.” Around the country, state and local governments,
non-profit organizations and private sector entities supported events to help
more American companies engage and succeed in the global marketplace.
Every day we are all bombarded with facts, data, information, predictions… tons of stuff. But, most of it is totally useless unless we can sift through it, make sense of it and find ways to apply it to our daily personal or business lives.
I’m even more bullish on our industry this week than before.
We just released a report, called
the Channel Forecast
Model, which predicts 3.4 percent annual growth through 2016 for the
automotive aftermarket industry, likely to continue outpacing growth of the
All year a bunch of energy
analysts and “experts” have been predicting gloom and doom for the motoring
public (and the overall economy) because gas prices were sure to “skyrocket”
to $5 a gallon or higher this spring and summer.