The topic of automotive franchise has been in the news lately as Tesla pushes into more states seeking permission to operate factory-owned stores. I decided to browse through a few books to see what history had to say on the topic of the automotive franchise. Below is a brief summary of some of the information I learned.
In the early 1900s product inventory was a big driver in creating the need for the modern day auto dealer. Automakers like Ford didn’t have [Read more...]