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The Pandemic’s Effect on E-Commerce and a Major Industry Merger: MDM’s Top Blogs of June

Walmart prioritizes its online business and WESCO becomes the No. 1 electrical distributor with Anixter acquisition.
Calendar showing June 2020

MDM’s most-read blogs of June centered around the growing importance of e-commerce as more customers turn to online purchasing options, as well as WESCO’s acquisition of Anixter and what it means for electrical distribution.

What Walmart Can Teach Distributors About E-Commerce

By David Gordon

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to being successful in e-commerce. Walmart recognized that its prior e-commerce team, and perhaps its vision, could only take the company so far. It needed new blood, says Channel Marketing Group’s David Gordon.

Anixter and WESCO Complete Market-Shifting Deal: What’s Next?

By John Gunderson

The largest B2B distribution M&A deal finalized June, and it is going to have a big impact on electrical, industrial and datacomm distribution. Combined 2019 revenues total more than $17 billion, about 70% bigger than Sonepar.

Agile Price Management in the COVID-19 Era

By Lee Nyari

Some distributors are updating their price segmentation schemes to ensure they reflect these evolving conditions by overlaying a COVID-19 demand category attribute to complement traditional segmentation schemes.

Anixter & WESCO Deal Will Change Electrical Distribution Landscape

By John Gunderson

Utility, electrical distribution and datacomm market segments will see an immediate impact from the combination of No. 2 and No. 3 largest electrical distributors in the U.S.

Did COVID-10 Turn Your Business into an Acquisition Target?

By Eric Smith

While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed M&A to a crawl in distribution and most sectors, companies that chose to hunker down rather than innovate during the pandemic could be targeted by savvy strategic and financial buyers once activity resumes.

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