ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2000) — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is adding Goodyear as a second line of tires at its 529 Monro Muffler and Speedy Muffler locations.
Robert G. Gross, president and CEO, said the change from a Firestone-only product offering is part of Monro´s plan to broaden its business and attract new customers.
Monro stores will start carrying the Goodyear Integrity line during the week of Dec. 4, Mr. Gross said.
Monro locations have carried Firestone lines exclusively since 1997. Adding a second line will help the company expand its tire revenues to 10 to 12 percent of sales from 7 percent, Mr. Gross said. Monro´s sales through six months of this year stood at $121.1 million.
Monro´s locations are located primarily throughout New England, along the eastern seaboard as far south as South Carolina, and throughout the Midwest as far west as Indiana and Michigan.