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We cover a wide spectrum of topics in the May 25 issue of MDM Premium, all designed to move your company forward. Read about how Kimball Midwest was able to transition its already-successful training and development program to a remote format. Learn insider tips from an e-commerce executive on what it takes to build a successful online presence on any platform. And discover the in-house initiatives that are most helpful to have in place when recruiting the next generation of talent. 
In this issue of MDM Premium, MSC Industrial Supply's CEO details the thinking behind his company's years-long effort to transform its operations and realign its value proposition. We also dive into how supply chain issues could affect the speed of a post-COVID-19 economic recovery, and break down how the pandemic continues to impact construction sector performance.
The second quarterly data issue of 2021 contains benchmark information from the first quarter of 2021, straight from nearly 500 respondents to the latest MDM-Baird quarterly survey. It includes sector-specific commentary from distributors in the industrial, electrical, HVAC/plumbing, building products, gases/welding, pipes, valves and fittings markets. You will also find the latest pricing trends and financial metrics and trading multiples.
This issue of MDM Premium takes a deep dive into the distribution M&A landscape for the remainder of 2021. Topics covered include historical thinking that led to today’s perspectives, how 2020 shaped investor and seller mindsets and what to think about when planning a transaction of your own. We’ve also got news on Walmart’s latest automation moves and how you can get a sneak peek at the industry’s future through MDM’s next virtual event.
Our first quarterly data issue of 2021 is packed with benchmark information from the fourth quarter of 2020 to help guide your decision-making. It includes sector-specific commentary from distributors in the industrial, electrical, HVAC/plumbing, building products, gases/welding, pipes, valves and fittings markets. You will also find the latest pricing trends and financial metrics and trading multiples.
If we were to assign a theme to this issue of MDM Premium, it would be new beginnings. The articles you will find in the October 10 issue address keys to sales team transformation, including how to look differently at the function and job requirements of your sales department. We also speak with the new president of EPDA on his vision for distribution in Europe and how the industry will reshape itself in the wake of COVID-19.