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The Shifting Competitive Landscape

Recommended Reading: Top 5 Articles from the Third Quarter 2013

Top articles covered topics like vending, AmazonSupply and growth in jan-san.
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Sysco’s Take on Amazon & Other Nontraditional Competitors

CEO: E-commerce, club stores and group purchasing organizations are playing a bigger role.
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MDM Special Report: The Shifting Competitive Landscape in Distribution

This report provides an in-depth look at the shifting competitive landscape for independent distribution channels. It examines the impact organizations such as big-box retailers, entrepreneurs, European distributors, collaborators and the Internet are having on the ...
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Recommended Reading: The Shifting Competitive Landscape in Distribution

New report outlines why independent distributors need to clarify the value they provide in the market.
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The ‘New’ Distribution Company

Market entrants challenge traditional distribution models
New companies competing in the distribution industry are proving that there’s still room in the market for entrepreneurs. Through technology improvements and increased sources of supply, some have even been able to grow without big ...
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Recommended Reading: 3 Ways Big-Box Stores are Impacting Distribution Channels

Distributors are facing increased competition from retailers' focus on professional markets.
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Distributors Respond to the Big-Box Challenge

Some distributors face more competition from retailers, on- and offline
This article is part of an ongoing series looking at The Shifting Competitive Landscape in wholesale distribution. Read this and other articles in the series at www.mdm.com/shiftinglandscape. As big box retailers such as Staples, The ...
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Recommended Reading: The Persistently Local Nature of Distribution

Local markets require unique knowledge and service capabilities to compete effectively.
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Global Competition on a Local Level

European distributors increase focus on U.S. as growth market
This article is part of an ongoing series looking at The Shifting Competitive Landscape in wholesale distribution. Read this and other articles in the series at www.mdm.com/shiftinglandscape. Cross-border M&A in wholesale distribution has accelerated in ...
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Beyond Amazon: E-Commerce's Impact on Wholesale Distribution Markets

Online platforms evolve, expand distributors’ reach and capabilities
This article is part of the MDM series: The Shifting Competitive Landscape. E-commerce in distribution is no longer just “nice to have”: It’s “need to have.” And the proliferation of e-commerce as an essential part ...
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