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From left to right: Lee Maher, president, GPC/APG; David Segal, president, Sanel NAPA; Bobby Segal, CEO, Sanel NAPA; Todd McMurtrie, senior vice president, GPC/APG; and Gregg Sargent, vice president, Eastern Division, GPC/APG.
CONCORD, New Hampshire – Sanel Auto Parts, a chain of 44 stores in the Northeast, announced that the company is joining NAPA Auto Parts.
The Segal family will continue to own and operate the company, which will be called Sanel NAPA.
Sanel NAPA said it will be purchasing eight additional NAPA stores: three in New Hampshire, four in Maine and one in Massachusetts.
“By joining NAPA, Sanel will be able to provide increased inventory in stores, enhanced access to more products and parts, and faster supply chain logistics to deliver more efficiently at competitive prices,” the company said in a news release.
Sanel NAPA now will be a single source for more than 525,000 parts, sourcing products and services from more than 1,600 manufacturers from multiple distribution centers, “with improved retail and wholesale merchandising programs to meet the multiple needs of customers,” according to the company.
Founded in 1920, Sanel NAPA carries auto parts, heavy-duty truck parts and collision repair and refinish supplies. The company also holds training sessions and technical clinics for heavy-duty technicians, paint and body service providers and automotive professionals.
“It’s a natural fit for Sanel and NAPA to come together,” said Gregg Sargent, Eastern Division vice president for Genuine Parts Company’s U.S. Automotive Parts Group. “Each are strong brands with an over 90-year legacy of quality, excellence and service. Customers will benefit from NAPA’s breadth and depth while continuing to enjoy the local service and attention they have come to expect from Sanel.”
Sanel NAPA is a member of NAPA, HDA Truck Pride and the Refinish Distributors Alliance.
“Partnering with NAPA will launch us into the future, creating unity, strength and a collective focus on our family’s philosophy of having a positive culture, strong work ethic and passion for providing auto parts, heavy-duty truck parts, paint and body shop supplies and now tools, equipment and farm and marine supplies to our customers,” said Bobby Segal, CEO of Sanel NAPA.
Sanel Auto Parts: http://sanelautoparts.net/
A deal to place Dallas-based Interstate Batteries products in Advance Auto Parts stores is dead.
The "value envisioned by both parties was compelling, but circumstances changed," Interstate Batteries noted in a statement Tuesday.
The collaboration would have allowed Interstate Batteries, which has a strong reputation among mechanics, to significantly increase its retail presence. Now available in about 200 stores, its products would have expanded to 5,000 Advance Auto Parts locations.
"Challenges arose throughout the process, but Interstate believed those could be resolved. Simply put, the two parties could not reach an agreement where all stakeholders involved benefitted," the statement said.
The company did not elaborate on what sunk the deal. Financial details had not been released publicly.
In an earnings call Tuesday, Advance Auto Parts president and CEO Tom Greco said: "We still believe Interstate Batteries provides a leading brand, quality products and an exceptional service model and we wish them continued success."
As part of the deal, Advance Auto Parts would have dropped its AutoCraft private label car batteries and stocked Interstate Batteries exclusively. The plan was announced in December.
The announcement Tuesday came shortly after Advance Auto Parts released its first quarter earnings. The company's profits were down about $600 million from a year earlier and "comparable" store sales were down by nearly 1 percent.
The company's stock price was down more than 3 percent from Monday's close.
Scott Miller, president and CEO of the privately-owned Interstate Batteries, said in December that the company had about $1.8 billion in annual revenue. The Advance Auto Parts deal, he said, had the potential to pushed Interstate Batteries sales from 18 million batteries to 26 million, or nearly one quarter of the market.
Arch Auto Parts, an auto parts supplier in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, New York, has reported strong sales of OE-quality parts resulting from explosive growth in rideshare services Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via, and on-demand delivery services. In the past four years, NYC ride-hail app pickups have grown from zero to 15 million trips per month, according to NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) data, via toddwschneider.com. About half of NYC ride-hail pickups are in the outer boroughs, where taxis have historically been less prevalent. Ride-hail app services now make approximately 10 times more pick-ups than green and yellow taxis combined in the outer boroughs.
The surge in Uber, Lyft and other commercial drivers is good news for Arch Auto Parts, which reports a spike in demand for competitively priced, OE-quality parts. To maintain their TLC license, vehicles used for Uber and Lyft must pass inspections at least every four months, so drivers stay on top of service and repairs and closely track expenses. Arch Auto Parts says it provides these independent contractors in-stock availability of OE-quality parts, at deep discount prices typically only available to commercial fleets.
“Many Uber and Lyft drivers log more than 50,000 miles per year, so they quickly reach their vehicle manufacturer’s warranty limit. They still want OE-quality parts, but without the high dealer prices,” said Lucy Henner, Arch Auto Parts vice president of marketing. “These high-mileage drivers are opting for high-quality parts not only for better performance, but also to reduce their total service expenses. Labor charges are the biggest component of most repair bills. They don’t want to pay labor charges to service the car twice, when an OE-quality part will often last twice as long.”
In New York City, ride-hailing services made 65 percent more pickups than taxis by late 2017, according to NYC TLC data. In January 2018, there were approximately 564,000 daily ride-hail app pickups, including Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via. Compared to 12,600 total yellow taxis dispatched per week in January 2018, there were 58,500 vehicles providing Uber service, many of which also work with Lyft, Juno, Via or other rideshare or delivery services. In Manhattan, taxis and ride-hail app services now make about the same number of trips.
Strongest ride-hail growth is in Queens and Brooklyn. Based on data Uber provided the New York Times, more than 50 percent of NYC Uber rides originated outside Manhattan in 2017, even excluding pickups from JFK and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. Over half of the areas where Uber reported big increases in pickups were in Queens, including St. Albans, South Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Bayside and Glendale. Long Island City, Queens now hosts major driver centers for Uber and Lyft, as well as a TLC office. Brooklyn has seen similar annual growth, with almost four times more weekly Uber pickups in the Flatlands neighborhood, and three times more pickups in Starrett City.
Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via pickups from JFK and LaGuardia airports roughly tripled from 2016 to 2018. Ride-hail services and taxis now make about the same number of airport pickups. Arch Auto Parts stores near JFK and LGA airports report a similar increase in rideshare drivers at their stores.
Arch Auto Parts offers drivers find the highest-quality national brands, including many of the OE parts that were specified and engineered for domestic and import vehicles on the assembly line. The company says customers who want to maintain or restore the comfort and performance of their vehicle often find parts from their vehicle’s OEM at Arch Auto Parts, including parts from Bosch, DENSO, Continental, Aisin, Arnott, Akebono, Delco, Motorcraft, NGK, Trico, Hella, Hengst, Chemours (formerly Dupont), Sylvania, TRW, VDO and more.
For example, for Toyota Camrys, one of the most popular Uber vehicles, Arch Auto Parts stocks parts from the OEM for the radiator, compressor, alternator, starter, cabin filter, oxygen sensors (O2 sensors), brake pads, water pump, timing kits, freon refrigerant and more. With their Arch Loyalty discount, drivers typically save 15 to 40 percent over prices at other parts stores.
Arch Auto Parts also has become one of the top choices for many independent contract drivers for delivery services, including Caviar, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates and GrubHub. The company says delivery drivers appreciate the convenience of picking up car parts almost as fast as they pick up meals for delivery. Ninety percent of shoppers find the OE-quality parts they need in-stock at the counter at Arch Auto Parts, according to the company. Online shoppers will find most parts ready for in-store pick up in 30 minutes or less.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that Jim Griffith, Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Customer Satisfaction has made the decision to retire from AutoZone early next year. Jim joined AutoZone in 1987 as a part timer and has held several positions in Store Operations, including Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, and Vice President of Stores. Jim spent seven years leading the Store Development team and since 2015, Jim has successfully led our Store Operations team as the Senior Vice President. “I would like to thank Jim for his many contributions to our organization over the last thirty years,” said Bill Rhod...
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Aug. 30, 2017—eBay announced the availability of Online Repair Manuals for over 80 percent of vehicles on the road. The manuals are available as an add-on purchase whenever a customer buys a part or accessory on eBay Motors, according to eSeller Cafe.
"With Online Repair Manuals, we are taking the shopping experience one step further for our buyers by providing them with the parts and resources—including expert instructions—that can help shoppers make their rides an extension of their unique individuality and meet their needs," said Todd Madeiros, vice president of eBay Motors Parts & Accessories.
Once purchased, Online Repair Manuals are accessible via an access code sent by email.
eBay’s Online Repair Manual program is a time limited subscription service. Buyers will have the choice to purchase access to them for 14 days, 90 days, or a full year.
The addition of Online Repair Manuals follows a continuing development of vehicle fitment data, item specifics for the parts and accessories categories, and expansion for a new tire installation service.
Today, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories is one of the largest automotive marketplaces with some of the widest selection of parts and accessories. Unlike traditional auto parts stores, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories offers more than just new parts.
The category features many used, refurbished, performance, and rare spare parts offered by professional sellers and individual car enthusiasts.
eBay did not provide pricing information on the new Online Repair Manuals.