John Deere reducing dealerships

Andrew

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Huntingdon, UK
Not sure about further north but Stamford and Pytchley are quite close to Ben Burgess. JD seem to like big flashy dealerships with multiple branches.
 

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
J D have stated they have two years to be minimum size Eu 100 million and there are only about four out that are that size already
So just you wait for the blood bath
Monopolies are never a good thing. Guess my local JD dealer with get swallowed up by Cornthwaites or Rea Valley
 

Phil P

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Arable Farmer
Location
North West
John Deere want 12 main dealer groups (if I remember right) to cover uk and Ireland within the next 5 years apparently.
So I’ve been told from someone on the inside, not sure how many are left now anyway?
 

fergie35

Member
Location
Oxfordshire
J D have stated they have two years to be minimum size Eu 100 million and there are only about four out there that are that size already
So just you wait for the blood bath
It's a sad do. I also heard the other day from a contact at a JD dealer, they had been told if you don't turn over €100million then you must merge with a neighbouring dealer or loose the franchise. It's quite a statement to make.
 

Dealer

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Location
Shropshire
The issues I am told are retaining quality staff

Not sure the franchise is the money spinner it once was

They control how much money you make by turning the discount dial up and down depending on how well your doing
 
Following the American dream so I am told. They have been axing a number of loyal Langar staff too. Absolutely crazy especially during the current climate. He’ll mend them
 

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