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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: August 2016

Modern Distribution Management's Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies
Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies. This index includes: Abrasives Products Cutting Tools Power Transmission Equipment Fasteners Valves, etc. Power Tools Material Handling Equipment Belting Hand Tools ...
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Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: July 2016

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in July 2016
Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in July 2016.
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Commentary: Decision Time – Lead or Follow?

The market will change – with or without you
In this environment, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and adopt a cautious approach to strategies and decisions. This is the wrong strategy… Subscribers should log in below to read this article. Not a ...
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Don’t Be Frozen by Fear

Too much focus on uncertainty may be dampening investment
More competition and a slow-growth economy in the midst of a contentious political battle have contributed to increased uncertainty about the future. This article examines some of the top concerns of distributors and manufacturers ...
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Conference Board Leading Economic Index Decreases in August

Coincident Economic Index up 0.1 percent and Lagging Economic Index up 0.2 percent.
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Chicago Fed National Activity Index Decreases in August

The index's three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, increased during the month.
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Canadian New Housing Construction Investment Up 5.9% in July

Apartment and apartment-condominium buildings led the increase.
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Canadian Wholesale Sales Rise 0.3% in July

Sales in motor vehicle and parts subsector accounted for most of the gain.
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August Housing Starts Increase 0.9% YOY

Privately owned housing starts down 5.8 percent compared with July.
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ISA Distributor & Manufacturer Growth Rebounds in August

Distributor Index increased to 66.3 and Manufacturer Index increased to 60.1.
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