There was a time when buyers measured the appeal of a vehicle based on such things as styling, performance or the availability of features like power windows and leather seats. But these days, shoppers are seeking out the vehicles that offer the most seamless and powerful digital technologies.
A new wave of venture capital focused on the car technology sector is sweeping across Silicon Valley, with $220 million in new funding announced this month by two separate groups, the Toyota Research Institute and AutoTech Ventures.
Federal regulators have approved a big swath of new airwaves for vehicle radar devices, opening the door to cheaper, more precise sensors that may accelerate the arrival of high-tech, next-generation cars.
Johnny’s Car Wash opened in 1957 and has been making cars sparkle in Sarasota ever since. Though Johnny’s ownership has changed and washing techniques have improved, the sight of workers hand-washing your car with water at their feet has stayed the same.
If he wanted to, the tenant in the apartment above the car wash at Dalton Convenience in Dalton, Penn., could walk downstairs to buy lottery tickets, snacks and soft drinks, then launder his clothes and put his car through the wash.
Construction of a state-of-the-art car wash has started in the Brandt Crossing development in south Fargo, N.D. Sarah Griesbach with Property Resources Group says that Custom Express Car Wash will provide a technologically advanced cleaning system, minimal wait times and a beautiful structure to compliment nearby businesses. The specialized equipment, acquired from Tommy Car Wash Systems, will accommodate washing 150 cars per hour.
The film "Moneyball" (and book by Michael Lewis) really made me think about my own hiring strategies, and more specifically, how I was organizing different departments and recruiting for certain roles. Let's explore how I applied these same principles to my business, and walk through five rules essential to success when employing the "Moneyball strategy."
As content marketing becomes an increasingly dominant method of attracting new business for companies, the challenge to create regular, professional-quality content is growing as well. Luckily, the content marketing trend has also spurred an era of innovation, characterized by new tools, updated procedures and less expensive support to create a world of opportunities for even the youngest companies.
Amazon's recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods underscores a couple of things: No. 1, convenience retailers really do need to learn how to operate at an Amazon-like "fast clock speed," as the Norwegian retailing expert Jacob Schram puts it in his new book "Business Essentials;" No. 2, it’s equally essential for convenience retailers to stay grounded in the face of all this disruption so that they don’t ever lose sight of their core business.