Turkey day is here, and with it comes the big meal. This infographic by sports apparel company Mizuno shows how much running it would take to burn off traditional Thanksgiving foods, and the entire meal.
Turkey day is here, and with it comes the big meal. This infographic by sports apparel company...
Grainger provided a state-of-the-company in its annual analyst presentation on Nov. 12, which...
Jack Keough discusses the finer details and outcomes of Air Liquide's $13.4 purchase of Airgas, which includes Airgas chairman Peter McCausland receiving $962 million in the deal.
Not able to attend the recent STAFDA 2015 Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix? Get caught up with this review of the event's general session. Or if you did attend, take a look back on this year's top themes at the show.
STAFDA 2015 keynote speakers Lori Greiner, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary – from ABC's hit show Shark Tank – loved SureCan USA's innovative gas can, and also were high on Vestil's hitch-mounted truck crane while reviewing products on stage.
Industry trade shows & conventions are a great way to network with peers, establish new connections, and learn about the market. Here's what you shouldn't do at such events.
ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses the Ohio-based steel maker's news that it will begin a second round of job cuts aimed to save $50 million.
After two straight weeks headed by gloomy industrial market outlooks and companies reporting quarterly sales and profit declines, this week offers a different feel led by content from our November/December print issue.
In an industrial market that's grown quite difficult this year, distributors would be wise to seek best practice advice from good sources. ID was full of such advice columns this week, aimed to help businesses navigate these difficult times.
A number of distribution specialty houses are being asked to stock items unrelated to their core products. NetPlus Alliance consultant Paul Haber shares how this is a familiar issue.
Jack Keough examines what happened when a company enacted a $70,000 salary across its company, regardless of position. Is it a good way to run a business?
With industrial market challenges tougher than they've been in years, distributors and manufacturers are at a crossroads. It seems there is no better time than now to reinforce your value proposition to your customer base.
This week's Top 5 doesn't exactly have a cheery tone. With many large MRO distributors posting flat or declining sales and profits in their quarterly financial reports these last few weeks, it's led to a dreary atmosphere across the market.
Like autumn leaves, sales and profits are down across the industry. Here, Chuck Kitchen provides suggestions and questions you should address to minimize the risks and improve your position.
This past month of news on Industrial Distribution has been dark, as sales and profits are flat or down at many companies publicly reporting their quarterly financials. Worse yet, market conditions aren't expected to improve anytime soon.
This week was filled with large distributors and industrial manufacturers reporting their most recent quarterly financials, with a common theme of sales and profit declines due to currency headwinds and the volatile oil & gas market.
ID Contributing Editor Jack Keough examines Motion Industries' recent Q3 earnings report and conference call, in which the company followed suit of many of ID's Big 50 List companies in lowering its outlook for the remainder of the year.
Industrial Buyers Consortium shares why OEMs care about supplier diversity, and its benefits for distributors.
While cash from print advertising is on the decline, it's not dead. Circulations being down mean readership is left with only the most engaged – a marketer's dream.
Jack Keough examines Fastenal's Q3 financial report and conference call, in which new CEO Dan Florness commented on the overall state of the industrial distribution market.
More big news out of Fastenal dominated the past seven days on Industrial Distribution, as the company announced its third CEO change in 11 months on Tuesday, along with a flat Q3 earnings report.
NetPlus president Jennifer Murphy gives her take on women's role in a male-dominated industry, the need to educate young people about industrial distribution, and her hopes for its future.