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The Year in Distribution: 2007

It's been another roller-coaster year, with HD Supply changing hands and consolidation kicking into high gear. As distributors plan for 2008, opportunities exist for growth, but they may be more difficult to secure as the economy shifts into lower gear.

We thought it couldn't get more interesting than 2006, when HD Supply bought Hughes Supply for $3.4 billion and recorded triple-digit growth throughout the year -thanks to a still-booming residential market and an aggressive acquisitive growth strategy.

Boy, have things changed.
For one, HD Supply is no longer in the hands of Home Depot and already is starting to shed some of the weight it put on over the past several years. Though it was a big deal when HD Supply was sold to a trio of private equity ...

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