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MDM's Distribution Market Research Resources

Modern Distribution Management is the best place for data and analysis on the wholesale distribution industry. Listed below are MDM's top reports for anyone looking for a comprehensive look at trends and market data for this channel. Please call Editor Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier at 888-742-5060 for customer service regarding research reports and content on the MDM website or fill in the form below.

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MDM Market Leaders
View the top distributors in 14 sectors, including industrial and electrical. This is an annual report that is released every June.

Special Issue: 2015 Wholesale Distribution Trends
Available to MDM Premium Subscribers, this popular annual double issue includes insight and analysis of key trends in wholesale distribution. The 2015 edition includes the following articles, and the top distributors in each sector:

  • Good News, Bad News for U.S. Economy
  • Distributors Getting Back to the Basics
  • 'Doubling Down' on Distributor Relationships
  • Distributors Embrace, Expand Online Customer Base
  • Distributors Seeking 'Lean' Supply Chain

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MDM Special Reports

MDM Premium Subscribers have free access to all of our special reports. These reports offer in-depth coverage on the trends, issues and other hot topics impacting distribution. You must be logged in to download these reports.

  • Making Money with Small Customers
  • State of E-Commerce in Distribution
  • Private Label in Wholesale Distribution

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More Research from MDM

Order the 2015 Competitive Landscape for Wholesale Distribution for comprehensive analysis of the $5.4-trillion wholesale distribution industry in the U.S., including economic benchmarks and segmentation of its vertical product channels. For each of the 14 sectors, the key trends and top distributor lists are also included. Learn more.

2014 MRO Market Analysis
Get market size estimates for MRO products in the U.S. This report breaks down the market by: Industrial MRO, Construction/Facility MRO, Electrical MRO and Other. Learn more here.

Economic Benchmarks for Wholesale Distribution
The MDM Economic Benchmarks for Wholesale Distribution is the best source for accurate statistics on the distribution industry, including segment and overall industry revenue trends, inventory levels, 2015-2016 sales forecasts, trends and other critical benchmark data on distribution. Includes the following data by distribution sector on:

  • revenue and employment growth trends;
  • forecast summary;
  • number and size of distribution companies;
  • gross margins and other operational statistics;
  • wages and revenues per employee;
  • inventory data;
  • and more.

Learn more about the Economic Benchmarks for Wholesale Distribution.

MDM Analytics
MDM Analytics, a subsidiary of Gale Media and the data branch of Modern Distribution Management, offers market data and account potential reports for more than 200 industrial product groups. Learn more here. Want to know how large the MRO market is? Want to know who is consuming your product lines and how much? MDM Analytics has the answer!


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