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Online Sales Momentum Foretells Further Challenges for Automotive Aftermarket Industry in Post-Pandemic Environment

By Keith Spacapan

In this article we take a look at ecommerce and its impact on both consumer purchasing behaviors and brick and mortar businesses, with an eye toward what the future after COVID-19 may hold for those competing in the Automotive Aftermarket.

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Automotive
Aftermarket Parts Industry Beginning to Show its Counter-Cyclical Nature

By Keith Spacapan

Trailing twelve-month (TTM) net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 2.5% increase from one year earlier. However, net sales for just the first quarter were $15.7 billion, a decrease of 2.6% from the first quarter of 2019.

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Automotive
Absolute Priority: Hilco Automotive Experts on Industry's Response to COVID-19

By Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan

Debtwire senior legal analyst Richard Goldman sits down with Hilco’s Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on the US automotive industry.

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Automotive
Aftermarket Parts Industry Exits Fourth Quarter Bracing for COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019.

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Automotive
Automotive Industry Braces for Impact, Actively Responds to COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

In this article we examine the change being forced upon an Auto industry impacted by a deadly virus, the sacrifices being made by all involved, and the positive response of those within the Industry to meet the tough challenges ahead.

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Automotive
Indications of Underlying Vulnerability in the Motor Coach Industry

By Bryan Courcier

Sitting in my office at Hilco Valuation Services on a brisk March day earlier this year, I put the phone down and headed into the hallway to share some surprising information with a colleague. That day alone, I had received three separate inquiries from around the U.S., all pertaining to potential valuation and liquidation engagements within the Motor Coach industry.

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Automotive
The U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Vehicle Sales Succumbs to COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

In early March, as the threat to our domestic economy from COVID-19 was measured in terms of the potential impact on our supply chain, the mood in the automotive industry continued to be generally optimistic, and for good reason.

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