Franchised car retailers and their manufacturer partners have been warned that they are at risk of losing the battle for the used car market as emerging online disruptors assert dominance in stock acquisition.
Cazoo has appointed former Ocado chief financial officer Duncan Tatton-Brown and 23andMe founder and chief executive Anne Wojcicki to its board ahead of its £5bn public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
Car retail’s impressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the impending reopening of car showrooms after ‘Lockdown 3’ and the “Cazoo effect” have triggered rallying share prices for the sector’s PLCs.
Car buyers turning to televised sports during COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’ look set to continue to be a prime target for retailers, with Cazoo, heycar and Vanarama all securing new football-related marketing opportunities.
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