This article is a part of MDM's 2014 Distribution Trends Report. The article analyzes the trends in vending, including more thorough evaluation of vending programs and implementation of new technologies.
The annual report was researched and written by MDM editors based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, as well as industry experts and manufacturers. MDM also conducted a survey of its readers to uncover the trends outlined in this report.
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Trends outlined in the 2014 report include:
Leaving Economic Uncertainty Behind
Connecting the Dots – Online and Offline
Need for Access ‘Whenever, Wherever, However’ Drives Mobile Adoption
Avoiding Information Overload Essential with Analytics
Making the Case for Millennials in Distribution
Training, Technology Take Front Seat in Employee Retention Strategies
Better Inventory Management Through Data, Collaboration
Distributors Seek More Complete Strategy for Vending
Private Equity Consolidating Markets
A More Practical Approach to Product Expansion
Trend Snapshots for 13 Sectors
The report also includes the following case studies and interviews:
This report provides an in-depth look at the current state of the industrial vending market. It examines the size of the existing market, where opportunity exists and challenges to success with vending programs. This report also includes an exclusive interview with Fastenal's CEO on how the company has approached the market and helped spark the current boom and four case studies with other distributors involved in this market.
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Articles in this report include:
Industrial Vending: 'A Runway for Growth'
Industrial Vending's Growing Pains
MDM Interview: Fastenal's Vending Evolution
Vending Case Study: SnapVend Aims to Even the Playing Field
Vending Case Study: Machine Tools Supply
Vending Case Study: Deco Tool Supply
Vending Case Study: Stauffer Glove & Safety
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