Posts by Huw Evans

A Growing Market

For savvy automotive jobbers, the performance aftermarket represents a unique opportunity. In Canada and the U.S., the market for performance parts and accessories continues to grow. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), it is currently a $0.63 billion industry worldwide and is projected to grow significantly through 2021.…

Actually, Young People Do Like Cars

They just like them differently as it turns out. Over the last number of years, automotive industry conferences have seen many declarations about how younger generations, categorized as millennials and Gen Z respectively, don’t have an interest in cars the same way their parents or grandparents did and that rather…

2020 AARO Symposium: Planning for Change

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On January 10-11, the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) hosted its 2020 Annual General Meeting, Symposium and Trade Show. Holiday Inn Oakville Centre once again played host to this highly-anticipated event on the automotive aftermarket calendar. Technicians; shop owners; managers and vendors/suppliers from across Ontario were in attendence, witnessing…

NAFA Ontario Hosts Annual Holiday Luncheon

On Friday December 13, NAFA Ontario hosted its annual holiday luncheon at the prestigious Glenerin Inn & Spa in Mississauga, Ont. Approximately 100 registered attendees took part in the annual luncheon, which provides fleet professionals from different companies and sectors within the industry to come together, network and support a…