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The Technology Behind Amazon’s Search Dominance

How the online juggernaut uses AI-backed search expertise to improve its e-commerce effectiveness and overcome competitors.

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Sales & Marketing

12 Distribution Rules Worth Breaking

There are popular rules that can almost always be broken, while others deserve some skepticism or flexibility, says consultant Robert Sabath.


Kimball Midwest Opens New Dallas Distribution Center

It took the company more than a year of preparation to make the move.

Fastenal 3Q 20 blog

Why Fastenal is ‘Optimally Positioned’ to Take Share

Despite just 2.5% sales growth in the third quarter, Fastenal is poised to take market share in industrial distribution, according to one analyst. See what the distributor has working in its favor.


Fastenal’s Sales Up 2.5% in 3Q

September sales increased 7.3% over the same month a year ago as the company's safety and PPE sales continued to bolster company during pandemic, although they moderated.

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Entegra Attachments Acquires Bloom Manufacturing

Mark Collett will remain president of Bloom.


Download this Issue as a PDF: October 10 2020

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.


Endries Acquires Fasteners Distributor K&L Sales

Endries International Inc., Brillion, Wisconsin, on Thursday announced the acquisition of fellow Wisconsin fasteners distributor K&L Sales Inc. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Coastal Construction Products

Coastal Construction Products Opens New Facility in North Carolina

Addition of Raleigh location brings Coastal Construction’s total footprint to 16 branches that serve the Southeast and Caribbean.

Applied Industrial acquisition

Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Advanced Control Solutions

Applied Industrial Technology's latest addition will help expand the company’s automation offering as well as its geographic reach in the Southeast U.S.