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June 10 2010

Volume 40, Issue 11

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40

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11

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Distributors need to consider new approaches to doing business and differentiating themselves in what's been referred to as the "new normal." As Publisher Tom Gale wrote in a recent issue of MDM, market-leading distributors are rethinking their models for 2010 and beyond. They are focused on building a leaner, productive operation, built on the strengths and the values that made them successful in the first place.

"If you want to get back to 2007 revenues, you have to identify where that business will be because the drivers of 2007 will …

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This is part of the 2010 Distribution Landscape Report, looking at current trends and issues faced by distributors in diverse sectors. Non-subscribers can purchase the full report for $195 by clicking here.


Former Industrial Distribution magazine editor gives his take on this years MDM Market Leaders list. Keough oversaw the creation of the Big 50 at Industrial Distribution.

To no one's surprise, last year turned out to be a terrible one for distributors. One distributor we talked to called 2009 a "survival" year, noting he was just happy that sales at his distributorship were off only 10 percent due to the deep recession. Other distributors have not …

The release of our first annual MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report last week was the result of several months of research. Throughout, we noticed some recurring themes. Last year changed every distribution company's paradigms, which historically have been about size and sales revenue growth. Anecdotally, very few distributors grew revenues last year.
According to the MDM/Industrial Market Information MRO Market Analysis, the U.S. market size in 2009 for the 126 MRO industrial product groups is $xxx billion. (Some prior-year data available at www.mdm.com/databank are not directly comparable due to slight variations in product groups included, as well as recent updates to the U.S. government database.)

Estimates are based on data compiled by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis, MN, and analyzed by MDM. Definitions for the 126 individual product categories used to estimate the market size are including the pdf that may be downloaded …

While the unemployment rate continues to hover at just under 10 percent, the fear that this recovery may be jobless appears to be subsiding a little. With the exception of April when it edged up slightly, the U.S. unemployment rate has held steady at 9.7 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

While much of the positive news is related to temporary workers hired for …

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This is the pdf of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Apply the full $24.95 pay-per-view cost toward an annual subscription (within 30 days of purchase), which includes two issues a month plus access to more than seven years of online archives and market data. Call 1-888-742-5060 or email info@mdm.com to subscribe.

Subscribers log-in to download this issue.

Distributors need to consider new approaches to doing business and differentiating themselves in what's been referred to as the "new normal." As Publisher Tom Gale wrote in a recent issue of MDM, market-leading distributors are rethinking their models for 2010 and beyond. They are focused on building a leaner, productive operation, built on the strengths and the values that made them successful in the first place.

"If you want to get back to 2007 revenues, you have to identify where that business will be because the drivers of 2007 will …

jack-keough-94x94
This is part of the 2010 Distribution Landscape Report, looking at current trends and issues faced by distributors in diverse sectors. Non-subscribers can purchase the full report for $195 by clicking here.


Former Industrial Distribution magazine editor gives his take on this years MDM Market Leaders list. Keough oversaw the creation of the Big 50 at Industrial Distribution.

To no one's surprise, last year turned out to be a terrible one for distributors. One distributor we talked to called 2009 a "survival" year, noting he was just happy that sales at his distributorship were off only 10 percent due to the deep recession. Other distributors have not …

The release of our first annual MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report last week was the result of several months of research. Throughout, we noticed some recurring themes. Last year changed every distribution company's paradigms, which historically have been about size and sales revenue growth. Anecdotally, very few distributors grew revenues last year.
According to the MDM/Industrial Market Information MRO Market Analysis, the U.S. market size in 2009 for the 126 MRO industrial product groups is $xxx billion. (Some prior-year data available at www.mdm.com/databank are not directly comparable due to slight variations in product groups included, as well as recent updates to the U.S. government database.)

Estimates are based on data compiled by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis, MN, and analyzed by MDM. Definitions for the 126 individual product categories used to estimate the market size are including the pdf that may be downloaded …

While the unemployment rate continues to hover at just under 10 percent, the fear that this recovery may be jobless appears to be subsiding a little. With the exception of April when it edged up slightly, the U.S. unemployment rate has held steady at 9.7 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

While much of the positive news is related to temporary workers hired for …