James B. Treece
Amazon's next move? Watch its Europe testsJune 26
'For sale' signs out, but why no bites yet?Dec. 5, 2016
AutoNation, Penske, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia and Asbury have been actively buying their own stock, even as they pulled back from buying private dealerships in the U.S. buy-sell market. When you tell Wall Street your stock price is low, especially during a period of available capital, you're inviting a takeover bid.
How stores can plug the money drainSept. 19, 2016
Public groups show discipline in 2nd quarterAug. 8, 2016
Virtual-reality headsets are cool, but can they help dealers boost sales?July 4, 2016
Publics hop on buyback bandwagonMay 2, 2016
Several publicly traded dealership groups have reported strong, sometimes record, first-quarter earnings per share. Their net income didn't soar. Rather, they've been buying back their shares like crazy.
Floor it: Get up to speed at NADAApril 11, 2016
Market what sets you apart -- your peopleApril 4, 2016
Industry breaks trust, makes its bedFeb. 1, 2016
With a foe like this, CarMax just can't winDec. 21, 2015
Sean Kane, a consumer advocate, set out deliberately to buy a used vehicle with an open safety recall at a CarMax store in Massachusetts. He succeeded, purchasing a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with three unfixed recall orders on it. Now, he's upset that CarMax sold him the Jeep.