Modern Distribution Management Names Top Distributors in 15 Industry Sectors

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Modern Distribution Management has released its annual list of the top wholesale distribution companies in North America for 2015 in 15 sectors, including industrial and electrical, and identified trends for each sector as well as the industry as a whole, as part of MDM's annual Market Leaders lists and Distribution Trends Special Issue.

Modern Distribution Management has released its annual list of the top wholesale distribution companies in North America for 2015 in 15 sectors, including industrial and electrical, and identified trends for each sector as well as the industry as a whole, as part of MDM's annual Market Leaders lists, http://www.mdm.com/marketleaders, and Distribution Trends Special Issue.

Wolseley Industrial Group, Newport News, VA, is No. 1 on the Top 40 Industrial Distributors list, http://www.mdm.com/2015-top-industrial-distributors, followed by W.W. Grainger, Lake Forest, IL, at No. 2 and HD Supply, Atlanta, GA, at No. 3.

Sonepar North America, Charleston, SC, is No. 1 on the Top 25 Electrical Distributors list, http://www.mdm.com/2015-top-electrical-distributors. WESCO International, Pittsburgh, PA, and Anixter, Glenview, IL, are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

MDM also announced the 2015 Market Leaders in 13 other sectors: Power Transmission & Bearings, HVACR & Plumbing, Building Materials & Construction, Electronics, Fasteners, Fluid Power, Gases & Welding Equipment, Hose & Accessories, Industrial PVF, Jan-San, Safety, Pharmaceuticals and Plastics.

All 15 Market Leader lists are available for free at http://www.mdm.com/marketleaders.

MDM also released the Distribution Trends Special Issue, which outlines distribution industry trends based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, industry experts and manufacturers, as well as the results from reader surveys. Available for free to MDM premium subscribers, this special issue identifies eight trends specific to the distribution industry, including a return to "lean" principles, how distributors are adapting to e-commerce and the new mindset toward millennials.

The 2015 Distribution Trends Special Issue is available for free to MDM premium subscribers at http://www.mdm.com/articles/33964-special-issue-2015-wholesale-distribution-trends. Sector trends are also available to premium subscribers on the Market Leaders sector pages.

Data to determine placement on the Market Leaders lists was collected from the companies, public filings and news releases. For companies that did not provide their data, MDM estimated rankings based on past reported revenues, average revenue increases within the sectors, data from economic reports and conversations with industry experts. All companies for which revenues were estimated are notated with “N/A” on the lists.

For questions, call MDM at 1-888-742-5060.

About Modern Distribution Management:
Modern Distribution Management (http://www.mdm.com) is the premier source of research on the wholesale distribution industry and offers news, blogs and premium newsletters to executives in wholesale distribution businesses or that sell through or to wholesale distribution businesses.

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