The Group Tyre-sponsored WOW directory lists every retail group in the UK with more than three outlets – some 400 companies operating more than 3000 dealerships.
The latest WOW reveals that the UK's top 20 groups are strengthening their grip on the automotive retail sector. They now control 995 dealerships, up from 988 in the January edition. The number of top 20 franchise points has also risen, from 1163 to 1178, close to 20 per cent of the UK's 6000 outlets. Who Owns Who has also linked up with AM to publish information about the AM100 list of top retailers.
Sponsor Group Tyre (UK) has built its reputation on its strategy on 'national strength, local service'. The independent tyre wholesaler has 27 outlets nationwide and offers retailers a same-day delivery service for the majority of brand name tyres. Its Group Link computer system enables virtual warehousing, while Tyre Diary provides retailers with an analysis and diagnostics system.
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