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June 10 2011

Volume 41, Issue 11 - 2011 MDM Market Leaders & Distribution Landscape Report, part 1

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41

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11

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Demand for services means opportunity - and challenge - in 2011 for wholesale distribution companies. This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

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With increases in demand, the need to have more inventory in stock to meet customer needs seems logical. But uncertainty about the economy and inflation, among other things, may be keeping this trend at bay.

This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

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Some distributors say they have found themselves squeezed this year. Manufacturers are passing more work to them, at the same time raising their prices as the cost of materials goes up.

This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

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This issue marks our annual update of the top 40 largest industrial distributors and the largest distributors in 11 other sectors. The big are getting bigger. That is not entirely surprising given the economic rebound. Predictably, those distributors dependent on the construction industry are having the hardest time regenerating their growth rate. Ferguson/Wolseley Canada, still No. 1 no the Top 40 list at $9.4 billion in annual revenues, saw revenues shrink by more than 7 percent. HD Supply, No. 2 with $7.5 billion in annual revenues, grew just over 1 percent.

More importantly, our report on the state of the distribution …

In 2011, MDM is recognizing distributors that are innovative in their approach to their markets. These Market Movers will be featured in this space. Werner Electric Supply is the first distributor featured.

Employees at Werner Electric Supply are eating better and moving more thanks to its health and wellness program. And healthy employees means happy employees, like Kim Berger, a regional administrative assistant for Werner in Minnesota.

“It’s very helpful to have the support system at work,” said …

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This is the pdf of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Apply the full $34.95 pay-per-view cost of this issue toward an annual subscription, which includes two issues a month plus access to more than eight 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.

Demand for services means opportunity - and challenge - in 2011 for wholesale distribution companies. This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

Not a subscriber? Buy the complete report in downloadable pdf, which includes the top distributor listings in 12 sectors, sector trend reports, the 2011 M&A Special Report, and all of the articles under the Distribution Landscape Report.

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With increases in demand, the need to have more inventory in stock to meet customer needs seems logical. But uncertainty about the economy and inflation, among other things, may be keeping this trend at bay.

This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

Not a subscriber? Buy the complete report, which includes the top distributor listings in 12 sectors, sector trend reports, the 2011 M&A Special Report, and all of the articles under the Distribution Landscape Report.

Or subscribe today for full access.

Some distributors say they have found themselves squeezed this year. Manufacturers are passing more work to them, at the same time raising their prices as the cost of materials goes up.

This article is part of the 2011 Distribution Landscape Report. Subscribers: Log-in to access this article.

Not a subscriber? Buy the complete report, which includes the top distributor listings in 12 sectors, sector trend reports, the 2011 M&A Special Report, and all of the articles under the Distribution Landscape Report.

Or subscribe today for full access.

This issue marks our annual update of the top 40 largest industrial distributors and the largest distributors in 11 other sectors. The big are getting bigger. That is not entirely surprising given the economic rebound. Predictably, those distributors dependent on the construction industry are having the hardest time regenerating their growth rate. Ferguson/Wolseley Canada, still No. 1 no the Top 40 list at $9.4 billion in annual revenues, saw revenues shrink by more than 7 percent. HD Supply, No. 2 with $7.5 billion in annual revenues, grew just over 1 percent.

More importantly, our report on the state of the distribution …

In 2011, MDM is recognizing distributors that are innovative in their approach to their markets. These Market Movers will be featured in this space. Werner Electric Supply is the first distributor featured.

Employees at Werner Electric Supply are eating better and moving more thanks to its health and wellness program. And healthy employees means happy employees, like Kim Berger, a regional administrative assistant for Werner in Minnesota.

“It’s very helpful to have the support system at work,” said …