Jamie LaReau

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Cash for Nissan's preferred dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8
In its drive to grab a larger slice of the U.S. market, Nissan North America is quietly forming alliances with selected dealers who get favorable treatment, and sometimes ...

'Momma' keeps dealerships' workers in line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24
Carolyn Cross has risen from typist at a dealership to GM of the No. 10 Ford store in the country. Don't count her out when she says she wants to make Joe Myers Ford-Linc ...

Managers monitor calls to save business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
Since Phillips Chevrolet in northern Illinois started requiring managers to listen to at least one employee-customer phone call a day, 10 to 15 customer experiences a mon ...

Ford Credit tests group leasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11
Ford Motor Credit Co. will launch a leasing pilot program next month in Austin, Texas, that allows families and small groups of friends and neighbors to share a Ford vehi ...

Hawaiian dealer starts service tech 'farm team'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4
Dealer Mark Benson, president of Honolulu Ford in Hawaii, has teamed with the Boy Scouts of America to start an in-dealership program to introduce high school students to ...

Nissan policies erode store values, experts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21
The value of a Nissan-brand dealership lags that of its closest rivals when it should be higher given Nissan's growing sales, buy-sell experts say. ...

Dealerships take the 20 Group in-house

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14
In the past five years, hundreds of medium-size dealership groups have started doing their own internal 20 Groups to get a more comprehensive look at the stores' financia ...

Penske sticks with luxury with N.J. buy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Penske Automotive Group has made another strategic acquisition, staying with premium luxury franchises, by buying New Jersey's Schneider Nelson Auto Group. ...
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