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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of first-quarter 2018 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2018.

This article includes:

  • First-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for 2018
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • How steel/aluminum tariffs will impact distributors

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of fourth-quarter 2017 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2018.

This article includes:

  • Fourth-quarter and annual revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for 2018
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • Economic outlook for 2018

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 400 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of third-quarter results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for fourth-quarter 2017 and full-year 2018.

This article includes:

  • Third-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for fourth quarter & 2017
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • Economic outlook for 2018

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  • Millennials in Distribution: No Magic in US LUMBERs Strategy
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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of second-quarter 2017 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for third quarter and the rest of the year.

This article includes:

  • Second-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for third quarter & 2017
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • Economic outlook for 2017

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of first-quarter 2017 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for the rest of the year.

This article includes:

  • First-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for second quarter & 2017
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • Economic outlook for 2017

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of fourth-quarter 2016 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2017.

This article includes:

  • Revenue, inventory and pricing expectations
  • Sector breakdown
  • Analysis of trends affecting sales and operating performance

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 600 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of third-quarter results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for fourth-quarter 2016 and full-year 2017.

This article includes:

  • Revenue, inventory and pricing expectations
  • Sector breakdown
  • Analysis of trends affecting sales and operating performance

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 600 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of second-quarter results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for the remainder of 2016.

This article includes:

  • Revenue, inventory and pricing expectations
  • Sector breakdown
  • Analysis of trends affecting sales and operating performance

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Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 600 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of first-quarter results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for the remainder of 2016.

This article includes:

  • Revenue, inventory and pricing expectations
  • Sector breakdown
  • Analysis of trends affecting sales and operating performance

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  • 2016 State of E-Commerce: E-Commerce Races to Maturity
  • 1Q2016 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
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