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MDM's inaugural class of Women in Distribution Award winners make for a powerful group of leaders whose company initiatives and industry outreach are a boon to the profession. Read their stories in the April 10 issue.
As spring unfolds, MDM takes a deep dive into new beginnings with a Premium issue full of content on recruiting the next generation of talent and what it means to thrive in a post-pandemic business environment. Read the March 25 issue now for a sneak peek at the future of distribution.
This issue of MDM Premium takes a deep dive into the distribution M&A landscape for the remainder of 2021. Topics covered include historical thinking that led to today’s perspectives, how 2020 shaped investor and seller mindsets and what to think about when planning a transaction of your own. We’ve also got news on Walmart’s latest automation moves and how you can get a sneak peek at the industry’s future through MDM’s next virtual event.
This issue of MDM Premium is future-focused. You will learn tips from a top plastics distributor on how to be both environmentally conscious and business savvy for company longevity. Then, you will discover how analytics can reshape the way your business operates. Dive into the February 25 issue now. 
This issue of MDM Premium is features inspiring stories from executives at leading distribution companies on how they overcame the challenges of 2020 and what they are doing to continue to bring positive change to their companies. Read on for inspiration from NW Synergy, Graybar, Cardinal Health and Grainger.
Our first quarterly data issue of 2021 is packed with benchmark information from the fourth quarter of 2020 to help guide your decision-making. It includes sector-specific commentary from distributors in the industrial, electrical, HVAC/plumbing, building products, gases/welding, pipes, valves and fittings markets. You will also find the latest pricing trends and financial metrics and trading multiples.