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Automotive retail insider Allan Cooper discusses industry futurization

In this afternoon’s interview, CBT News welcomes back Allan Cooper, president and co-founder of PiM Insights, automotive finance, sales, and management veteran, and industry consultant.

Cooper and anchor Jim Fitzpatrick kick things off by discussing the overall impact COVID-19 has had on the industry. Cooper says, “It’s acted as an accelerant. We’re at this inflection point, or this crossroads of opportunity that a lot of people have embraced. It’s been forced upon them. I look back at the global financial meltdown as a similar situation.”

In this segment, the pair also discuss the following:

  • The effect of the stimulus package on vehicle sales
  • Rebuilding dealerships to facilitate the digital way of doing business
  • Giving consumers a personalized experience
  • The 2021 NADA Show moving to a virtual platform
  • Why there is no going back to ‘business as usual’
  • How AI is changing the automotive retail industry
  • California’s ban on gas-powered vehicle sales
  • Innovative retailers like Carvana and Vroom
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Allan Cooper has over 35 years of automotive insight into the North American and Australian automotive retail markets. In 2005, he was honored by J.D. Power and Associates as a ‘Pioneer of Automotive Internet Retailing‘ for his success and innovation with digital retailing. He is also the leader of a group of companies integrating DaaS platforms and technologies which monitor and measure consumer behavior.

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