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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Growth Exceeds Expectations

Nonresidential construction, industrial activity bolster 4Q results
Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. ...
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MDM Premium Extra: 2015 Wholesale Distribution Industry Outlook (Webcast transcript)

To thank you for your business and add value to your MDM Premium subscription, MDM offers bonus content each month exclusively to premium subscribers. This month we feature a transcript of the MDM Webcast "2015 ...
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Social Media Gaining B2B Popularity

Presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube becoming increasing important for businesses.
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Tackling the Profitability Yo-Yo

Distributor profitability rises, even as sales growth slowed in 2013
The following analysis by longtime industry expert Al Bates examines key profit drivers in wholesale distribution across 34 lines of trade monitored by the Profit Planning Group. This article looks at historical data from the ...
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Commentary: Fasten Your 2015 Seatbelts

Ongoing industry turbulence driven by more than economic conditions.
Ongoing industry turbulence driven by more than economic conditions. Subscribers should log in below to read this article. Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles: ...
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Top 10 Most-Read News Stories in 2014

Sonepar's acquisition of IDG at No. 1 highlights list dominated by M&A activity.
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Top 5 MDM Articles from 2014

E-commerce, private label dominate this year's list of most popular articles from MDM Premium.
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Forecast: Continued Growth in 2015

ISM semiannual report: Manufacturers expect revenue growth of 5.6 percent
Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2015, say the nation’s purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began ...
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Top 10 Trends to Watch in 2015

The most critical issues that matter to distributors going into the new year.
This article, based on the 2014 MDM Industry Outlook Survey, outlines and analyzes key trends and issues affecting how distributors will do business in 2015. This article includes: E-commerce and other technology challenges. Finding and ...
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Commentary: Emerging Trends for 2015

Outlook has a mixed message: Full speed ahead, but watch your back.
Outlook has a mixed message: Full speed ahead, but watch your back. Subscribers should log in below to read this article. Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the ...
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