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August 16, 2011  (Evening Edition)    

JOBBERSWORLD...MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR INTELLIGENT MARKETERS...  The First and Only Independent Newsletter to Focus on Lubricant Distributors.






Add CITGO and ConocoPhillips to the List of Majors Announcing a Price Increase
CITGO announced a price increase this afternoon for CITGO, Milemaster, Mystik, and Clarion lubricants of 4 to 6%. This increase is effective September 19, 2011.


Interestingly, the 110% you can pull from CITGO prior to the increase starts on orders from August 9. Marketers say this is unusual because it means if you ordered a week ago (hedging your bet), based on the letters marketers received, those orders from a week ago are going against your 110% allocation.


ConocoPhillips also announced a price increase this afternoon. ConocoPhillip's increase is effective September 16th and moves prices up 5 to 8%. 


This morning JobbersWorld reported:


announced today it will increase its branded and unbranded lubricant and grease prices by up to 5%. This increase is effective September 16, 2011.

Castrol announced it will increase the price of its passenger car motor oil, motorcycle oil and commercial lubricants by up to 5%. This increase goes into effect September 26, 2011.

The Time is Getting Longer
JobbersWorld continues to hear words of concern from lubricant marketers and independent blenders asking about the time lag between when independent lubricant manufacturers and the majors move prices. As shown below, the time between the two continues to stretch.



Summary of Price Increases in Round Four...
The following is a summary of price increases reported in JobbersWorld for round four in 2011.


Business Opportunities


Blue Mountain Professional features a complete line of vehicle maintenance products for the professional installer. We are seeking additional distributors to sell one of the fastest growing automotive lines in the industry. For information regarding this exciting opportunity please contact Chris Alexander at Old World Industries, LLC - 800-323-5440.   




Select Distributor Opportunities for Service Pro and Purus Products

The Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD), North America's first and largest buying group of independent lubricant wholesalers is seeking additional distribution for its Service Pro automotive and Purus commercial brands in select US and Canadian market areas. For distributor information contact AIOD at 970-249-6336, via email at or visit the web at and    



Join United Petroleum Company's Rapidly Expanding Distributor Alliance Network


United Petroleum Company is currently establishing EXCLUSIVE distribution territories with select marketers to represent its Quantum and Infinity lubricant brands throughout the United States.  In addition to a diverse line of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants, UPC offers its exclusive Distributor Alliance the most aggressive, innovative and growth-oriented marketing program in the industry.  To learn more, please contact us 877-700-2521 or via email   





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