Ron Funk is a highly regarded, Toronto-based management consultant with more than 30 years of progressive, multi-functional experience. He specializes in competitive strategy development and profit optimization. Ron solves the problems that really matter.

Auto Malls and C-stores. Is there really much difference?

This evolution in retailing by car dealerships, and our own problems with channel blurring (to me at least), seems related.  It wasn’t the adjacency of their  locations that caused me to consider this.  It was the reality that other than the vehicle itself, there is an absence of meaningful factors that allow consumers to differentiate between individual car dealers.  Differentiation is not a solution to all of our problems, but it sure would be a big step in a positive direction.  Read what Funk thinks….Spring 2013 Funk on C-store differentiation