Pep rallies

Pep Boys stock rose 23 percent on the news that Bridgestone is buying them out:

Japanese tire giant Bridgestone agreed Monday to buy Pep Boys for $835 million and potentially create the largest chain of U.S. automotive service centers, the companies announced.

The deal would create a chain of more than 3,000 auto care stores — 2,200 Bridgestone-owned centers including Tires Plus, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works, and more than 800 company-owned Pep Boys stores.

According to the companies the deal will finalize in early 2016.

One assumes that the iconic icons of Manny, Moe and Jack will remain intact after the acquisition.

1 comment

  1. backwoods conservative »

    27 October 2015 · 6:33 pm

    Pep Boys lost any chance of getting my business right from the start when they hired Tim McCarver to do their commercials. He’s the worst baseball announcer I’ve ever seen, and the most annoying.
    I don’t care much for know-it-alls, and he’s a big one.

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