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September Slowdown for Auto Parts Retail Sales

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Retail sales through auto parts stores were down again compared to one year ago. September sales were down 4% from September 2011, following a 1% decline in August. Auto parts retail sales for the first half of 2012 posted better than a 5%…

3 Things Aftermarket Retail Stores Need to Stay Ahead of the Curve

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There's a lot of competition in the automotive aftermarket—retail stores have to compete with online retailers and specialty parts catalogs, and the seemingly endless selection that both provide. So what advantages do retail stores have that…