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.
NetPlus president Jennifer Murphy gives her take on women's role in a male-dominated industry,...
The retail industry is poised to make RFID technology and smart label tracking an integral part...
Jack Keough discusses Wolseley's recent earnings report and conference call, where the company detailed internal improvement plans. Keough also touches on a report that Wolseley is searching for a new CEO.
It was another big week on IndDist.com despite no major M&A activity, as a UPS Study on customer loyalty in industrial distribution gained major traction. Results of arbitration between DXP Enterprises and Goulds Pumps was also of high interest.
Forecasts predict 10 and 15 inches of rain over Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia this weekend, while parts of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey are also expected to be drenched. Have distributors learned from 2012?
Who are America's richest people, and just how rich are they? The newly released Forbes 400 list details that, and Forbes' 2016 Presidential Candidates Wealth List also shows the net worth of everyone campaigning for the Oval Office.
Presentations by chief executives regarding two Big 50 companies led the way on ID as of late. Grainger gave an extensive report on the company's intentions, while Home Depot discussed the company's recent acquisition of Interline Brands.
With MRO B2B sales done online more and more, Scott Benfield provides a perspective on the technology, why it will succeed, and why it is more transformative than many realize.
Jack Keough examines Home Depot chairman Craig Menear's recent conference call at Goldman Sachs annual Retailing Brokers Conference, in which he discussed the motivations behind the acquisition of Interline Brands.
Grainger COO D.G. Macpherson discussed Grainger's near and long-term outlook on Friday, noting the company's headwind struggles, further SKU and internal investment expansion, as well as how it views Amazon.
While our 2015 Big 50 List and video countdown continue to lead the way on ID, our distributor profile on Fastenal lets readers know the ins and outs of one of the most well-known industrial distributors.
One of the most prominent topics on ID recently has been the challenge of value vs. price. How do you balance prioritizing value at the local level while corporate is driving price?
The first part of this series expands on the role of supplier diversity programs and why they make sense for distributors.
After several weeks of quiet merger & acquisition activity in the industrial distribution market, things picked up this past week with two Big 50 companies making moves. Meanwhile, our Big 50 countdown video continues to be a top item.
Our 2015 Big 50 Video Countdown continues to lead the way on ID, while a trio of trend pieces were other top items – examining the pending trucker shortage, smaller, urban distribution centers, and industrial products buying behavior.
While large distribution centers traditionally are found in the outskirts and suburbs of large cities and in small towns, real estate research shows a growing trend of distributors and retailers putting small DCs closer to population centers.
While unveiling our 2015 Big 50 countdown video helps Industrial Distribution end August with a bang, news regarding the volatile oil & gas market remained a hot topic this past week as merger & acquisition news remains relatively quiet.
Following the closing of its $1.63 billion purchase of Interline Brands, Home Depot CEO Craig Menear elaborated in a Q2 post-earnings conference call about how the company intends to stay put on the acquisition front.
As the latest major industrial distributor to announce layoffs coinciding with the oil & gas market downturn, DXP continued to see sales declines in Q2 due to upstream drilling, development, and completion, as well as upstream production.
With many distributors' bottom line tied to the oil & gas market, an analyst's remark that oil prices could still be a ways from bottoming out received lots of attention. A major milestone for Fastenal's FAST machines was a top item as well.
Today's tech-savvy customers demand more options, wanting quick access to product information and service, and fast and easy purchasing. Here are the most important e-commerce features for a manufacturer or distributor's B2B website.
ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses how Airgas plans to cut costs without trimming current personnel, and reviews the company's Q2 earnings.