Distribution revenue growth should return to historical levels
January 10, 2005
Wholesale distributors should expect solid growth in 2005 as the economy continues its recovery, though the rate of growth will be slower than last year, according to one wholesale distribution consultant. Adam Fein of Pembroke Consulting, Philadelphia, PA, gave distribution executives his take on what the coming year holds in his report, "Wholesale Distribution in 2005," presented in a web conference last month.
The growth of wholesale distribution revenues seen in 2004, which outstripped many expectations, will slow somewhat in the coming year, said Fein, but he predicted it would still be a good year. Wholesale distribution as a whole reported revenues of $3.2 trillion in the year from the fourth quarter 2003 through the third quarter 2004.