OAK BROOK, IL – While Buick retail sales rose 1.5% in the first seven months of the year, total sales – including fleet – fell 5.3% from year ago to 104,589 units. Yet, when digesting the numbers, Brian Sweeney, vice president-sales for the General Motors brand, sees the glass as half full and filling up. Total demand slipped because low-profit fleet sales were slashed, but in doing so, moves were taken to boost profitability, he says. “We've reduced daily ...

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