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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 5, 2018 – With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees ahead of the curve...
Sacramento, Calif. – December 5, 2018 – In November, applications for Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) aid increased 90 percent in the wake of the unprecedented wildfires in California. “AACF is working hard to get checks mailed to qualified applicants within three days,” said...
Source: Strategy&, IHS, Frost & Sullivan
Las Vegas—There is a broad range of opinions and debate about the future impact of technology and the advent of new business models and services. However, there is one thing where there is no debate — that the industry is being transformed, said Bill Long, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...
Roanoke, Va.—Walmart.com and Advance Auto Parts have announced a comprehensive, strategic partnership that will create an automotive specialty store on Walmart.com. Expected to begin rolling out in the first half of 2019, the new omnichannel shopping experience will provide customers with access to...
AAPEX 2018 buyers selected the winning entries in this year's New Product and New Packaging Showcases.
Las Vegas—The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their debut at AAPEX 2018. This year, there...
BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 27, 2018 – The trend of buying aftermarket products online is increasing at a growth rate of three times more than the total aftermarket (excluding tires and accessories), and the auto care industry must adapt and evolve in order to win on the online superhighway. To help the...
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, November 13, 2018 -- TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional transportation technicians, today announced the launch of the first annual Techs Rock Awards. The...
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched phase one of urgent response to aftermarket families affected by the California wildfires. The New York Times reported that California is fighting approximately 17 large fires simultaneously, including the largest in the state’s...
BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 15, 2018 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, D.C. on the likely economic impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USITC instituted the...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) -- Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show. ...

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