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The latest industry figures show that independent tire dealers are continuing to lose market share to price clubs, mass merchandisers and large retail chains.
At the manufacturing level, consolidation continues, resulting in manufacturers having more control over how and to whom they sell. Unless an independent dealer is associated with a large organization, he is losing the importance he once had with his supplier.
This can make the independent feel helpless. But it's important to remember that we still have control over many aspects of our business, and we must focus …