North American buying group AD, Wayne, PA, reported sales for all AD members, across all 12 AD divisions and three countries, grew by 11 percent in the first nine months of 2017 to $28 billion.
Third quarter sales for all AD members hit a new record during the third quarter of 2017 of $10.2 Billion.
Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 16 percent in the first nine months. Distributions to members were up 13 percent.
On a same store basis, by industry, electrical sales were up 13 percent through nine months; PHCP was up 13 percent; industrial/PT were up 10 percent; and building materials was up 16 percent. By country, same Store sales in the U.S. grew 10 percent; Canada was up 11 percent and Mexico grew 12 percent.