Distributors who develop strong analytics packages with sales input grow sales quickly
But growth decelerates, according to first estimate from BEA.
Distributors stock exchange listing to change May 8.
Acquisition expands distributors business in the Midwest.
Index points to moderating U.S. economic growth.
Company posts first-quarter sales of $3 billion, profit of $462 million.
Slow start in certain markets dampens Q1 growth.
Manufacturer broadens digital manufacturing solutions with addition of software company.
On pace to $250-billion annual revenues.
Distributor reports strong fiscal third quarter, boosted by FCX acquisition.
Manufacturer approves company split into industrial-focused Atlas Copco AB and mining/civil engineering-focused Epirco AB.
Merger with S.P. Richards set to close before end of 2018.
Distributor reports strength across all end markets and geographies.
Distributor to acquire security businesses in Australia and New Zealand.
Highest increases came from EMEA, Asia.
EMEA, Asia drive growth regionally.
MDM's top news stories from April 11 - April 25, 2018
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. Here is a summary of first-quarter 2018 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2018.
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- First-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
- Revenue forecasts for 2018
- Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
- Inventory levels
- How steel/aluminum tariffs will impact distributors
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