AutoNation [AN]

Interview: Call with AutoNation IR [AN]

AutoNation is one of those surprisingly resilient companies that isn’t talked about enough. It was founded in 1996 by none other than Wayne Huizenga. Prior to AutoNation, he founded Waste Management and was instrumental in its astronomical growth. Prior to Waste Management, he co-owned Blockbuster Video back when it was one of the best performing …

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Carmax and the Struggle of Small Dealers

Introduction Circuit City is no more but its legacy lives on. CarMax was formed as a subsidiary of Circuit City in 1993. How and why an electronics retailer expanded into used car reselling is anyone’s guess, but as I will try to discuss at length, CarMax’s future will not follow the demise of its predecessor. …

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