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Quarterly MDM-Baird Distribution Survey

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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Growth Slows While Pricing Holds Steady

The second quarter of 2019 was not quite as strong as the first, but the forecasts continue to be upbeat
Latest Baird survey finds aggregate revenue growth up 3.2%, a deceleration of 90 basis points compared to last quarter. Despite the softening, industry leaders remain positive about the economy and expect a relatively normal second ...
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Commentary: Define Disruption: Changing the Tires On a Moving Car

The rise of digital is threatening and enabling traditional distribution models
Not surprisingly, our quarterly Baird cover story confirms both leading indicators as well as what we’re hearing anecdotally from distribution executives. The first quarter showed signs of weakness compared to the previous quarter for most ...
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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Growth Decelerates

The first quarter of 2019 brought the largest sequential deceleration since 2012
Since 2010, Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, has conducted quarterly surveys of distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the industry. This quarter’s survey polled ...
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Revenue Growth Well Above Expectations as Pricing Moderates

Industry remains mostly upbeat about 1Q and full-year 2019
Since 2010, Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, has conducted quarterly surveys of distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the industry. This quarter’s survey polled ...
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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Broad Trends Persist in 3Q18

Outlook remains broadly upbeat, if slightly tempered from the previous quarter
Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. ...
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Industrial Distributors Report Strong Second Quarter

Freight costs, other factors cloud second-half outlook
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Commentary: Plan Now for Price Inflation

Combat threats to traditional distribution models that are likely to reduce profits
Financial indicators – including the quarterly survey results in this issue (which MDM has now published in partnership with Baird for eight years) – indicate that the second quarter has an increasing probability to be ...
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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Momentum Continues in 2Q18

Tariffs, freight costs drive pricing, supply uncertainties
Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. ...
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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Revenue & Pricing Strong in 1Q

Survey indicates 2018 off to strongest start in six years
Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. ...
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Pricing Firms Up for Industrial Distributors in Q1

Results from our first-quarter Baird Industrial Distribution Survey
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