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AM's stories of the year: January-February

These are the most read stories published on am-online.com from January and February 2014.

JANUARY

1) Face to Face: how serving every market sector is giving Arbury Motor Group its edge

Arbury Managing director David StenningManaging director David Stenning says attention to detail and an emphasis on serving all market sectors is giving Arbury Motor Group a competitive edge.

 

2) Lottery winner leaves husband for dealer who sold her five Audis

A lottery winner who split from her husband a year after they scooped £148 million is living with the car dealer who sold her five vehicles in a buying spree.

 

3) AM Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

The finalists selected for the AM Awards 2014.

 

4) Publicly listed dealer groups can expect a happy new year, say analysts

As dealer groups across the UK looked to close out 2013 with a strong Q4, AM analyses some of the largest dealer groups in the UK.

 

5) Lookers launches new staff and customer engagement programme

Lookers is launching a new staff engagement scheme which it hopes will maximise customer loyalty and satisfaction across its network of 70 dealerships.

 

6) Face to face: Wessex Garages – using video to build trust and transparency

Keith Brock, Wessex GaragesUnder managing director Keith Brock, the Wessex Garages dealer group has embraced video to build customer trust and show transparency.

 

7) Peter Jones retires from Lookers CEO role

Lookers has confirmed the retirement today of its chief executive Peter Jones.

 

8) Analysis: Chrysler Jeep still in deep water

Chrysler Jeep’s new UK boss, Steve Zanlunghi, faces an uphill battle to rescue the ailing American brands.

 

9) Car dealers seek ways to pre-empt FCA inquiry into add-on insurance products

Car dealers facing reduced margins in add-on products such as GAP insurance are working with suppliers to ensure compliance before the FCA investigation concludes.

10) Marshall to open its first Maserati centre

Dealer group Marshalls is taking on the Maserati franchise in Cambridgeshire.

>> Read February's top stories

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