This past month, dealers were continuing to monitor what was happening at Excel Industries after the Feb. 25 mass shooting at its Hesston, Kan., facility. Two stories, an editorial on how Excel’s leadership was addressing the situation and an update on the shooting, were the first and fourth most viewed stories in March on RuralLifestyleDealer.com.
For our second most viewed story, dealers weighed in regarding the last time they raised shop rates. Current results show that 64% of dealers raised their rates in 2015.
Dealers were also interested in sales data and trends, such as the best month for compact tractor sales (number 5), compact tractor sales figures for February (number 6) and overall 2016 trends from our latest Dealer Business Trends & Outlook report (number 9).
Top 10 Most Viewed Online Stories in March
Are you subscribed to receive Rural Lifestyle Dealer's eBrief e-newsletter or our daily email updates? Stay in touch with the retail rural lifestyle equipment industry by subscribing to these FREE email updates from Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine. Manage your subscriptions here.