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 2017 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for the rest of the year.
This article includes:
First-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
Revenue forecasts for second quarter & 2017
Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
Economic outlook for 2017
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