Among all the news stories posted on in May, dealers were most interested in what fellow dealers had to say about Big Box stores. Our “Sound Off” blog ranked number one and one dealer’s strategies for competing with large retailers ranked number four in our top 10 list. Our feature story about one Big Box story in particular, Tractor Supply, ranked eighth.

Big announcements regarding Exmark’s lawsuit against Briggs & Stratton and Kubota’s plan to purchase Great Plains (and its Land Pride brand) ranked second and third. Kubota’s recent recall of models of its utility vehicles ranked sixth.

Dealers were also interested in strategies for improving the efficiencies of their service teams, the appearance of their inventory displays, as well as how to be smarter about used equipment inventories.  

Finally, John Deere’s practices of measuring employee morale ranked number 10. 

 Top 10 Most Viewed Online Stories in May

1. From the Desk of Lynn Woolf: Dealers Sound Off: Competing with Big Box Stores

2. Briggs & Stratton Loses $50 Million Patent Suit to Exmark

3. Kubota Corp. Expands Long-Time Partnership with Land Pride, Enters into Agreement to Purchase Great Plains

4. Dealers Sound Off: 14 Ways Big Red’s Competes with Big Box Competition

5. Achieving Peak Performance: 6 Positions You Need in Your Service Department

6. Kubota Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Injury, Collision Hazards

7. Managing the Store: Managing What Your Lot Says About You

8. From the Archives: What Dealers Can Learn from Tractor Supply

9. Dealer-to-Dealer: ‘You’re Holding On to Used Equipment Too Long’

10. Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

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