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Motion Industries
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Motion Industries Sales Dip 18.6% in 3Q

Genuine Parts Co., the parent of Motion Industries, reported that the distributor’s 3Q sales of $1.4 billion were down 18.6% year-over-year, or down 8.7% excluding the EIS divestiture.

Pool Corp. 3Q 2020
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Pool Corp. Sales Up 27% in 3Q

In addition to setting a revenue record of $1.1 billion, the pool supply distributor saw profit increase nearly 50% for the quarter.

Border States branch
Operations

Border States Electric Announces New Regional Structure

Fargo, N.D.-based electrical distributor Border States Electric unveils new regions designed to “better serve customers and support manufacturers.”

Watsco 3Q 2020
Operations

Watsco Sales Increase 10.2% in 3Q

Year-to-date sales grow 5.5% from same period in 2019 as company posts profit growth for both the quarter and the first nine months of 2020.

Grainger 3Q 2020
Operations

Grainger’s 3Q Sales Up 2.4%

Industrial distributor Grainger says its U.S. segment sales were up 3.1%, outgrowing the U.S. MRO market which declined an estimated 5% to 6%.

Geroline K1
Operations

SureWerx Acquires Geroline Inc.

Safety products manufacturer SureWerx, Vancouver, B.C., has acquired Geroline Inc., the St. Catharines, Ontario-based company behind the K1 Series brand of winter traction aids.

White Cap CSG blog
Operations

New-Look White Cap/CSG Will Make Immediate Market Impact

After being acquired by a private equity firm and combined with Construction Supply Group, White Cap is now a $4 billion building materials distribution juggernaut. Where will the company rank among MDM's Market Leaders?

Amazon
Technology

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.

white trucks backed up to distribution warehouse on a cloudy day
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.

new-warehouse-construction
Operations

Kimball Midwest Opens New Dallas Distribution Center

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