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Posts By Jack Keough

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This is part of the 2010 Distribution Landscape Report, looking at current trends and issues faced by distributors in diverse sectors. Non-subscribers can purchase the full report for $195 by clicking here.


Former Industrial Distribution magazine editor gives his take on this years MDM Market Leaders list. Keough oversaw the creation of the Big 50 at Industrial Distribution.

To no one's surprise, last year turned out to be a terrible one for distributors. One distributor we talked to called 2009 a "survival" year, noting he was just happy that sales at his distributorship were off only 10 percent due to the deep recession. Other distributors have not …