Modern Distribution Management and Pembroke Consulting Release the 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports

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Pembroke Consulting and Modern Distribution Management announce the release of the 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports (http://www.mdm.com/wder), with industry statistics, trend analysis and forecasts for 18 sectors in the distribution industry, including the industrial market; hardware, plumbing and heating equipment/supplies; building materials and construction; electrical and electronics; and grocery and foodservice.

2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Factbook

Wholesale distribution sector reports, delivered in downloadable pdf, are invaluable resources for detailed distribution channel benchmarking data if you are managing, selling to, or investing in a wholesale distribution company.

Pembroke Consulting and Modern Distribution Management announce the release of the 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports (http://www.mdm.com/wder), with industry statistics, trend analysis and forecasts for 18 sectors in the distribution industry, including the industrial market ( http://www.mdm.com/industrial-distributors-report ); hardware, plumbing and heating equipment/supplies; building materials and construction; electrical and electronics ; and grocery and foodservice.

Visit http://www.mdm.com/wder to view all available distribution sector reports, also ideal for manufacturers and service providers conducting market research on the wholesale distribution channel. All 18 market reports are available for purchase in the 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Factbook. Order the factbook at http://www.mdm.com/factbook.

These distribution sector reports, delivered in downloadable pdf, are invaluable resources for detailed distribution channel benchmarking data if you are managing, selling to, or investing in a wholesale distribution company. The Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports (http://www.mdm.com/wder) use data from the most recent U.S. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey and reflect March 2010 government data revisions.

"As I predicted last July, the wholesale distribution industry will show year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2010," said report author and wholesale distribution industry expert Adam J. Fein, Ph.D. "Total revenues of wholesale distributors shrunk by -14.8% to $3.8 trillion in 2009, marking the first year of negative growth since the comparatively mild decline of -1.0% in 2001. Revenues decreased by -9.1% after adjusting for the effects of price change (inflation and deflation). All but one of the 19 major industry sectors registered negative revenue growth in 2009."

"Pembroke Consulting forecasts increasing revenues for 2010 in all but one of the 19 major wholesale distribution sectors. However, many sectors will be growing from dramatically diminished levels," Fein added.

The 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports provide forecasts and data for 18 distribution sectors, and supply:

  •     Revenue and employment growth trends
  •     The number and size distribution of companies
  •     Gross margins, wages and other operation statistics
  •     Data from the most recent U.S. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey based on March 2010 government data revisions
  •     Expert commentary to help readers interpret the sector data in light of current macroeconomic trends.

For more information about the 2010 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports from Adam Fein, visit http://www.mdm.com/wder, or call 1-888-742-5060.

Economic reports are available for the following 18 sectors: industrial distributors; hardware, plumbing & heating equipment/supplies wholesalers; electrical/electronics wholesalers; grocery & foodservice wholesale distributors; building material and construction wholesale distributors; oil and gas products wholesale distributors; motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts wholesale distributors; other consumer products wholesale distributors; miscellaneous durable goods wholesale distributors; commercial equipment and supplies wholesale distributors; computer equipment and software wholesale distributors; agricultural products wholesale distributors; apparel and piece goods wholesale distributors; beer, wine and liquor wholesalers, chemicals and plastics wholesale distributors; office product wholesalers and paper merchants; furniture and home furnishing wholesale distributors; and metal service centers.

Pembroke Consulting (http://www.pembrokeconsulting.com) is the management advisory and business research firm founded and operated by Adam J. Fein, Ph.D. Fein is one of the country’s foremost experts on reimbursement economics and channel strategy. Fein has published hundreds of academic and wholesale distribution industry articles, has authored or edited 10 books, and writes the popular and definitive blog DrugChannels.net. Fein earned his doctoral degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Brandeis University.

Modern Distribution Management (http://www.mdm.com) is the only subscription newsletter and specialized information Web site that covers the critical management issues facing wholesale distribution executives. MDM offers a twice-monthly premium newsletter, free e-newsletters, Webcasts, economic and market data, real-time breaking news and commentary at mdm.com and resources for distribution executives and companies that serve the distribution industry. Since 1967, MDM has delivered timely and insightful news coverage of the people, companies and trends that shape this industry. Modern Distribution Management is published by Gale Media Inc.

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