Melissa Burden Retail reporter Melissa Burden covers dealers and retail for Automotive News. [email protected] 313-446-1637 See All Staff Page Recent Stories A renewed Darvish returns to auto retail at AutoCanada Pushed out of her family business, retail veteran Tammy Darvish started over, and now aims to turn around AutoCanada's U.S. unit. For dealers eyeing U.S. expansion, there are barriers The United States has appeal to Canadian retailers, but it’s a different market with a different customer culture. AutoCanada's U.S. bid goes south A year after AutoCanada bought nine dealerships in the U.S., the Illinois stores have yet to turn a profit. It has named its second president of U.S. operations to try to turn the stores profitable. Why Ontario's Rafih Group expanded into Ohio Rafih Auto Group of Windsor, Ont., bought three dealerships from Bernie Moreno, re-entering the U.S. market. Rafih says he is now open to acquiring more U.S. stores, particularly luxury brands or certain domestic franchises in the Midwest. Ontario's Rafih Auto Group buys 3 Ohio dealerships Longtime Ohio dealer Bernie Moreno has sold several Cleveland-area luxury dealerships to Rafih Auto Group of Windsor, Ont. Canadian retailer HGreg.com expands in U.S. A Canadian auto retailer is growing its network of used-vehicle stores in Florida, and expansion into other states could be on the horizon eventually. PSA Group eyes 4 provinces, 15 possible U.S. states for sales PSA Group has narrowed to 15 states and four Canadian provinces its top picks as possible points of entry for U.S. sales as the French carmaker continues to develop its return to North America.