The market appears to be experiencing a quicker turnaround from the pandemic-induced downturn than originally expected.
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According to the Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Report, manufacturing output decreased 0.3% during the month; industrial production was still 6.4% below its pre-pandemic February level.
Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 9 indicated a 0.4% decrease compared with the same week a year ago, continuing the pattern of relatively flat conditions that began in August.
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.
Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 indicated a 4.8% increase compared with the same week a year ago.
The news of out the White House that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 — on the first day of the fourth quarter, no less — rattled the market and served as a potential blow to the rebounding economy. What else is in store for the last three months of 2020?