Auto dealers ask ADAC for protection from new-vehicle portals

20 Jun 2012
In Germany the proliferation and growth of new-vehicle portals is giving brick-and-mortar auto dealers sleepless nights. Some complain openly that the strong bargaining position of these portals (in negotiations for stock with dealers and auto manufacturers) makes it difficult for them to compete. Recently, the Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe (ZDK), an organization representing the i

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.