MTD Magazine - July 2014 Buyers Guide

COVER STORY:

MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’


By: Ann Neal

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

FEATURES:

Global connections

Factories, tariffs and China affect how overseas suppliers meet the demand for specialty tires

100 years and counting

While Cooper Tire celebrates the century mark, the author puts the last 29 years in perspective

'Internet pricing leveled the playing field'

MTD 100 dealers combat tighter margins with customer service and social media to boost sales

2014 MTD 100

Top independent tire dealers in the U.S.

A Tire Store grow in Brooklyn

Emil's All Tire co. flourishes thanks to forward-thinking business practices, a large inventory and close attention to details

2014 BUYERS' GUIDE

Manufacturers/marketers

Serving the North American tire market

National associates

Industry-related associations including TIA, SEMA and more

State/provincial associations

Tire dealer organizations in the U.S. and Canada

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial

Online

News/views

Your marketplace

Focus on industry - Giti Tire will make 5 million tires a year in South Carolina: Tire maker to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant

Business Insight

Counter intelligence

European notebook

TPMS

Your turn

Products

Quik-Link

Classified

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