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October 25, 2014 - MDM-Baird 3Q14 Survey, Pricing Trends & Distribution Financial Metrics

Volume: 44
Edition: 20
To download this issue in PDF, scroll to the bottom of the Table of Contents, and click on Download This Issue in PDF.

Features

MDM/Baird Distribution Survey: Sales Growth at Two-Year High

Strong 3Q sales buoy companies after slow start to year
Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of about 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. This ...
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MDM Pricing Trends Report: Third Quarter 2014

Inflation data for dozens of product groups sold by distributors
This report was formerly called the Inflation by Commodity Group Report. This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the Second Quarter 2014 here. These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends ...
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Commentary: Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

If your customers aren’t asking you for more of something – whether it’s products or services – you are in a distinct minority. In the latest MDM/Baird Distribution Survey, nearly 90 percent of respondents are ...
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7 Key Investments to Grow Online Revenue

Static websites and PDF catalogs are not enough to compete online
Corporate customers now seek an online experience similar to the business-to-consumer model, and distributors must adapt their e-commerce approach accordingly if they hope to increase conversion rates and customer retention. Michael Nagrant, principal consultant, Codifyd ...
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Third Quarter 2014 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples

Data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics
In this two-page report, available to download in PDF after log-in, we feature data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics for the largest publicly traded distributors across diverse sectors in the third quarter ...
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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: September 2014

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 Misc. ...
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MDM News Digest

News briefs from October 11-25, 2014.
News briefs from October 11-25, 2014.
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Download this Issue in PDF: October 25, 2014

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Table of Contents: MDM/Baird Distribution Survey: Sales Growth Hits Two-Year High Commentary: Keeping Up with Customer Expectations MDM Third-Quarter Pricing Trends Report 7 Key ...
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