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AD Member Sales Up 5% in 2023 First Half to Record Figure

Member sales in the first six months of 2023 reached a new record of $37.8 billion across 14 divisions and three countries.
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On July 31, independent distributor organization AD announced that member sales in the first half of 2023 reached $37.8 billion, an increase of 5% across its 14 divisions.

Purchases by member companies from AD suppliers reached $9.7 billion, while net distributions to members grew 5% to a record $673.9 million, AD said in a news release.

AD member same-store sales grew 8% during the first half, while same-store sales in the U.S. were up 9%. For companies headquartered in Canada and Mexico, same-store sales increases were 5% and 7%, respectively.

By division, AD’s best same-store performers were Bearings & Power Transmission (+15%), U.S. Industrial (+14%), U.S. Safety (+14%) and U.S. Electrical (+11%).

“Just like other periods where there’s been elevated consolidation activity, we see the remaining independents gaining share in their local markets,” AD CEO Bill Weisberg said.

Read more about the recent AD news here.

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