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April 25, 2013 - First Quarter 2013 MDM-Baird Survey Results + Pricing Trends

Volume: 43
Edition: 8


MDM-Baird Survey: ‘Inconsistent’ First Quarter for Distributors

Latest MDM-Baird Distribution Survey highlights continued impact of uncertainty
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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Commentary: Beware the Amazon Mystique

Don't let Amazon drive your strategy.
Every marketer in industrial and commercial markets should pay close attention to what Amazon is doing. But don’t let them drive your strategy. Don’t give them the keys to your strategy; don’t even let ...
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Yes, Customers Want to Hear from You

Distributors should reach out more frequently with timely, relevant marketing
Distributors often fear that they will annoy their customers with too many marketing messages. But if those marketing messages are relevant, customers actually welcome them. This article examines customer preferences for marketing communications and ...
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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: February 2013

Modern Distribution Management's Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.
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MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2013

Inflation data for dozens of product groups sold by wholesaler-distributors
This report was formerly called the Inflation by Commodity Group Report. This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the Fourth Quarter 2012 and Annual pricing trends report here. These product groups ...
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Download this Issue in PDF: April 25, 2013

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Table of Contents: MDM-Baird Survey: ‘Inconsistent’ First Quarter for Distributors Commentary: Beware the Amazon Mystique Yes, Customers Want to Hear from You MDM ...
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