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Staff mental health concerns ‘through the roof’ since COVID, says Arnold Clark boss

​Arnold Clark chief executive Eddie Hawthorne has said that mental health concerns among AM100 the car retail group’s staff have gone “through the roof” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nine-out-of-10 car buyers comfortable with showroom visits despite COVID-19

​Nine-out-of-10 in-market car buyers are comfortable visiting retailers when researching or buying their next car, despite COVID-19 causing more local restrictions and lockdowns.

Auto Zebra ranks car manufacturers on online sales capabilities

Polestar has been highlighted as best-positioned car brand for online sales as part of a new industry scorecard which rates 30 vehicle manufacturers on their e-commerce capabilities.

BCA accused of ‘opening Pandora’s Box’ with cinch online car retail offering

​BCA has been accused of “opening Pandora’s Box” by shifting its cinch online marketing platform to compete directly with its car retail customers in the online sales sector.

NFDA awaits ‘click and collect’ verdict for Welsh car retailers in lockdown

The NFDA is awaiting confirmation from the Welsh Government as to whether the country’s car retailers will be able to provide ‘click and collect’ car sales when Wales return to a state of COVID-19 lockdown.

Renault, Snows Group and the 70 plate-change here in the latest AM digital magazine

Our October 2020 issue of AM magazine is here in digital format and packed with a special, positive campaign to help UK motor retail maximise the 70 plate-change month. There are specific 'Smashing September Together' features, where the likes of Volkswagen's Patrick McGillycuddy, Ford's Lisa Branklin, and TrustFord's Stuart Foulds and Vertu Motors' Robert Forrester talk about the opportunities presented by the first plate-change since the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Mitsubishi UK car dealers informed of brand's 'unexpected' market withdrawal

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has written to its UK franchised retail partners to inform them of the Japanese car manufacturer's plan to exit the UK and European new car markets.

Ford Motor Company's outgoing president and chief executive, Jim Hackett (left) alongside successor Jim Farley today (August 4)

Jim Farley to take over from Jim Hackett as Ford president and CEO

​Ford’s chief operating officer Jim Farley will take over from Jim Hackett as the US car manufacturing giant’s president and chief executive (CEO) on October 1.

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Stoneacre Motor Group acquires Hodgson Newcastle Ltd car dealership group

​Stoneacre Motor Group has continued to drive past its former £1 billion turnover growth target with the acquisition of the Hodgson Newcastle Ltd car dealership group.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) chief executive, Thierry Bolloré

‘Ousted’ former Renault boss named as new Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Former Renault chief executive Thierry Bolloré has been named as Jaguar Land Rover’s replacement for long-time CEO Professor Ralf Speth.