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HARDI Distributors Report 24.3% Revenue Jump in June

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International’s monthly TRENDS report shows a huge spike in HVAC distributors’ revenue, marking a “solid start for the cooling season,” says HARDI analyst Brian Loftus.

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HARDI Distributors Report 24.3% Revenue Jump in June

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International’s monthly TRENDS report shows a huge spike in HVAC distributors’ revenue, marking a “solid start for the cooling season,” says HARDI analyst Brian Loftus.

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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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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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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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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: 4 Burning Questions as Pandemic Market Disruption Persists

MDM’s quarterly survey in partnership with investment banking firm Baird reveals that distributor revenues decelerated sharply in 2Q but not as bad as feared at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. One consensus among more than 550 participants: Distributors began rethinking the way they manage talent.

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Advance Report: New Orders for Durable Goods Grew 7.3% in June

Increase of manufactured durable goods is second in a row following the double-digit growth in May, which had been preceded by two decreases during the height of the coronavirus crisis.

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Download this Issue as a PDF: July 25 2020

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

MDM's quarterly Data Issue for the second quarter of 2020 features both our regular MDM-Baird Distribution survey of more than 550 distributors, manufacturers and service providers, as well as a new quarterly report, MDM's Distribution Markets Forecast in association with the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

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IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Down Again but Leveling Off

PRI moderates into the mid-single digits with three participants posting revenue gains during the week of July 13-17.

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Drops 36% in May

Latest report shows U.S. cutting tool consumption down 4.4% from previous month of April, while year-to-date total is down 18.8% from same period of 2019.

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PTDA Cancels In-Person Industry Summit

In lieu of annual conference, which was to take place this October in Atlanta, the organization will offer virtual networking opportunities and resume the live event in 2021.