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Veritiv Sales Down 28.3% in 2Q

Veritiv, whose six-month sales dipped 20.6% year-over-year, saw its “ongoing efficiency programs and the temporary actions … to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 led to improved margins,” says CEO.

Motion Industries

Motion Industries Acquires Two Companies

Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., announced Monday it has acquired Canada-based TRC Hydraulics and California-based F&L Industrial Solutions.

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Sales & Marketing

How to Transform Your Business During a Pandemic: MDM’s Top Blogs of July

Bloggers answer distributor questions on how to manage COVID-19-induced business changes.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group

Heritage Landscape Acquires Stone Center of Indiana

Heritage Landscape Supply Group, a subsidiary of SRS Distribution, adds Stone Center’s two locations to its portfolio.

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Lawson Products Reports Second Quarter Results

CEO Michael DeCata reports the company is positioned for solid future growth, including acquisitions.

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Amazon Sees Net Sales Increase 40% in ‘Highly Unusual Quarter’

The company’s second quarter financial results report $5.2 billion in net income.

Economic Trends

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Shows 7.6% Decrease

IRCG's weekly comparison of distribution business to previous year's data reflects 'unnerving sense of stability.'

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PTDA Adds 6 New Members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association on July 30 announced the association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel has welcomed six new member companies.

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mergers and acquisitions

July M&A Roundup: Volume Holds Steady for Second Month 

Though not where it should be in a typical July, distribution M&A activity reached double-digit transactions for a second straight month. Our M&A Roundup recaps deals from LINC Systems, Core & Main, SRS Distribution and more. 

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Research & Analytics

Tracking COVID-19’s Destructive Path

The severity of the coronavirus crisis has exceeded that of the Great Recession more than 10 years ago, and while distributors haven’t been spared the impact of COVID-19, the industry is faring better than most.

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Economic Trends

Second Quarter 2020 Distribution Markets Forecast

MDM’s new report, Markets Forecast, offers quarterly revenue projections for the wholesale distribution industry, plus breakouts for select categories, for the current calendar quarter and the next fiscal year. The inaugural Forecast looks at post-pandemic projections for distributors as a whole, plus specific sectors.

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