Sumitomo aims ‘to grow with whole of market’

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Tire Business talked with Darren Thomas, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Falken Tire Corp., a unit of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., about his thoughts on the tire industry and how his company is performing heading into the second half of the year.

 

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Executive Interview: Michelin North America’s Joanie Martin, Chief Administrative Officer

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Tire Review Editor Patti Renner Hoying sat down with Joanie Martin of Michelin North America at the 2018 Movin’ On conference in Montreal to talk about the company’s goals, structural and distribution changes and her new role within the organization. Earlier this year, …

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Bridgestone Launches New Retail Showroom Program for Tire Dealers

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is introducing a new Retail Showroom Program to help affiliated tire dealers grow sales and build customer loyalty through an improved in-store shopping experience.

Specially designed by experts in retail science, the new program is designed to create a more customer-centric environment and accommodate a wide range of showroom sizes and layouts.

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Bridgestone Retail Operations Launches Annual Cause Marketing Campaign For Boys & Girls Clubs Of America

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Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) has launched its annual Driving Great Futures campaign to support its four-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). BSRO has raised more than $4 million to date for BGCA and is hoping to raise more funds during the month-long campaign that extends throughout a network of more than 2,200 tire and automotive service centers nationwide.

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Life after Sergio? Fiat Chrysler to unveil five-year plan Friday

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The vision for a post-Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and what that means for Michigan should become significantly clearer starting Friday. The Italian-American automaker will lay out its plans for the next five years in a ritual that is highly unusual in the automotive industry, where road maps for the future are not typically on full display.

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TireHub Seen as Positive for Goodyear Tire in Long Run, Longbow Research Reports

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The future is looking brighter for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

According to a report from Longbow Research, TireHub is seen as a financial positive in the long haul for Goodyear with foreseeable financial benefits for 2019 and beyond.

Under the TireHub joint venture, Goodyear and Bridgestone Americas are combining the distribution of their passenger and light truck tires. The venture will be headed by former Mattel exec Peter Gibbons.

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Future Tire: Industry leaders map the road ahead

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In a series of Q&As in the run up to Future Tire 2018, ERJ asked conference participants for their views on the new technologies that are driving or are set to drive real change within the tire industry:

Dr. Guido Hüffer, general manager retail operations DACH at Goodyear Dunlop Handelssysteme,

The most important drivers of Tire Retail business were and still are the increasing complexity of car technology and further digitalisation….

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Technology’s effect on retail among topics at Future Tire Conference

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LONDON — As technology driving the tire and automotive industries continues to change, its effects on retail tire businesses continue to multiply.

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers 11:42 Sears, Amazon, Sears Holdings is once again turning to Amazon in the hope of bringing customers back to the department store, this time by offering full-service tire installation for orders on all tire brands sold on Amazon. Sears first partnered with Amazon in 2017, offering Alexa-powered Kenmore products on the site . The retailer added select DieHard automotive products by the end of the year.

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Bridgestone Retail Operations Launches New Advertising Campaign Featuring Employees

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., is launching its new marketing campaign with a series of advertisements starring employees of its Firestone Complete Auto Care retail tire and automotive…

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