Briggs & Stratton, Ariens see increase in product repairs

10/19/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Consumers are increasingly having lawn mowers, generators and other appliances repaired instead of replaced, according to this article. Briggs & Stratton reports more repair inquiries to its "answer center," and Ariens says demand for lawn mower and blower components is an increasing part of overall sales. "Definitely, consumers are extending the life cycle of products," President Dan Ariens said.

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