As the country and the world plan for the post-pandemic period, there has been much ink spilled as to the changes it will bring in various industries.  Automotive retailing has been greatly affected during the pandemic on multiple levels.  First, many retailers have been unable to open or have only been able to open and

The Trump Administration initiated an investigation on automobile imports in May of 2018.  The Department of Commerce, which undertook the investigation, submitted its report to the President in February of 2019, but the Administration has not made it public.  Nevertheless, on May 17, 2019, President Trump announced his determination that U.S. imports of automobiles and

Reports of excessive inventory seem to be everywhere.  Sales have slowed, but manufacturer output has not followed suit.  This presents opportunities for dealers to acquire vehicles that are hot sellers, and to gain sales and profits.  It also presents the very real risk of vehicles stacking up not only on manufacturer lots, but also on