Alexandria, Va. – June 11, 2013 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced its news conference at GIE+EXPO will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Room C105. OPEI invites media to come learn about issues, developments and trends impacting outdoor power equipment markets. An update on the latest OPEI reporting, which now includes monthly data for global golf maintenance products and select electric/battery powered outdoor power equipment, will be given. OPEI’s president and CEO, Kris Kiser, will also discuss key fuel, regulatory and standards issues impacting dealers and small engine, utility vehicle and [.....]
Recent industry surveys have turned up a long list of challenges that dealers are facing: low profit margins, cash flow, weather, competition from online and retail outlets, finding qualified help, increased operating costs, where to spend advertising dollars, pressure from manufacturer/supplier partners, service pricing and more. To address many of these pressing issues, outdoor power equipment dealership consultant Bob Clements has crafted a seminar program for the 2013 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), which will take place at Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 25. Read more from the article here.