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This article is part of MDM's 2015 Distribution Trends Special Issue. It provides a quick look at key trends affecting the jan-san products distribution sector.

The annual feature was researched and written by MDM editors based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, as well as industry experts and manufacturers. MDM also conducted a survey of its readers to uncover the trends outlined in this issue.

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Trends outlined in the 2015 report include:

  • Good & Bad News for U.S. Economy
  • Distributors Get Back to the Basics
  • ‘Doubling Down’ on Distributor Relationships
  • Distributors Embrace, Expand Online Customer Base
  • Distributors Seeking ‘Lean’ Supply Chain
  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
  • Distributors Combine Traditional, New Means for Recruiting
  • Distributors Change Tune on Generational Shift
  • Trend Snapshots for 13 Sectors

The report also includes the following case studies and interviews:

  • 2015 MDM Market Movers
    • AJ Adhesives Takes Service to New Level
    • Plumbers Supply’s “Win-Win-Win-Win”
  • MDM Market Leader Profiles
    • Culture Drives Success for ERIKS North America
    • TTI’s Strategic Approach to Global Growth
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This month we feature a bonus article on United Stationers' decision to reposition to a new brand, Essendant. Associate Editor Eric Smith recently attended Emerge Core Live, the company's trade show and conference for customers and suppliers in Nashville, TN. During the show, CEO Cody Phipps conducted a media roundtable to outline the strategy behind United Stationers' efforts as it adapts to an evolving industry.

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