|CALLING ALL LUBRICANT MARKETERS! Some Majors want to know what you really think...
Ever wonder what lubricant marketers really think
about the majors? Have you ever wished you had an
opportunity to tell the majors how you really feel
about their programs and practices without fear of
retribution and reprisal?
Well now is your chance! Some of the
majors want to know what you really think.
They want to know how they really rank and rate in
comparision to other suppliers. They want to know
becuase they want to improve how they do business
with you. To get
subscribed to Petroleum Trends International’s (the
Publishers of Jobbers World), report, The First
Industrial Report Card on Major Lubricant Suppliers in
The U.S. Market, 2005. This report is based on
Jobbers World’s comprehensive survey and analysis
of how lubricant marketers rank and rate major
manufacturers of lubricants in terms of their
products, sales, programs, pricing, technical and
customer service, added-value services, and other
key areas of their business activities. The majors
that subscribed to the report really want to know
what you think; unfiltered, unfettered, and unbiased.
Now is your chance to tell them!
Tell them what you think knowing that your voice
will be combined with the collective voices of other
lubricant marketers and that your anonymity will be
assured by the publishers of
Jobbers World. It will take about ten minutes to
complete the easy-to-answer survey.
Jobbers World magazine will collate and analyze the
responses of you and your colleagues and produce a
summary report for every lubricant marketer who
participates. You'll have exclusive access to our
summary report, which will help you assess how your
supplier compares to other majors.
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE SURVEY AND TO JOIN OTHER MARKETERS IN
MAKING SURE YOU ARE HEARD WITHOUT BEING SEEN!
Thanks in advance for participating in this important
and timely survey.
|Don't Forget Chevron - Price Increase
Yep.. although a little slower than the others to
announce a price increase, Chevron did it too. On
February 7th they announced the price of their
commercial and industrial lubricants and consumer
automotive lubricants will increase by 4 to 8%. These
increases which are due to take effect March 15,
2006 are said to be necessary due to the higher cost
for crude, VGO, base oil, and additives.
|The majors are not the only ones forced to raise prices
Warren Oil Company, Inc., the parent company of
Warren-Unilube, INC., announced a price increases of
$0.28 per gallon on bulk, effective March 1st, and
$0.32 per gallon on conventional packaged
lubricants, effective March 15th. Warren is arguably
the largest privately owned lubricant manufacturers
in the country. The firm owns and operates six
manufacturing and packaging facilities strategically
located to serve customers nationwide.
Warren Oil Company manufacturers and packages
lubricants under several proprietary trademarks; e.g.,
Warren, Lubriguard, Autoguard, Itasca and Saxon.
Additionally, Warren manufacturers and packages
automotive, truck and small engine lubricants for
several nationally known corporations and exports to
more than 20 different countries
|ConocoPhillips - The Dollars are in the Detail
As noted in the previous issue of Jobbers World’s
Online News Briefs,
on February 3rd ConocoPhillips announced it would
raise prices for all its finished lubricants by
approximately 4 to 8% effective March 1, 2006.
According to word now on the street the details of
increase include a $0.30 a gallon increase in the price
of conventional and synthetic blend engine oil.
Synthetic engine oil and synthetic industrial
lubricants will be bumped up by $0.50 a gallon.
Interestingly, ConocoPhillips is also reportedly moving
its white oil and food machinery oil prices up by
$0.30 a gallon. It will be interesting to see how this
increase plays out in light of the fact that Petro-
Canada incurred a disruption in its production of
white oils. Because of this and other industry issues,
some marketers are reportedly saying food machinery
lubricant supply is tight.
|Delo Bike Sweepstakes Thunders Across America
The Delo brand will thunder down the highways of
America, on just two wheels, as part of the Delo Bike
sweepstakes. The brand known for delivering
performance in the trucking, agriculture and
construction markets, will introduce one lucky winner
to performance of a different kind; a custom-made,
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valued at $45,000. This state-of-the-art touring
machine includes an eye-catching custom Delo paint
“We are temporarily turning our attention from
eighteen wheels to two in an attempt to thank the
markets that have been so good to us,” said Nicole
Fujishige, lubricants marketing manager, Chevron
Products Company. “The reliability offered by Delo
products allows our customers to enjoy one of their
most precious commodities, their personal time. The
Delo Bike sweepstakes will give one lucky winner a
great way to enjoy that time.”
The Delo Bike sweepstakes kicks off February 9, 2006
and runs through November 1, 2006.
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