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Motion Industries Third Quarter Sales Up 10 Percent

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Motion Industries sales and operating profits had healthy Q3 gains, led primarily by underlying growth.                                          

Electrolux Third Quarter Profits Jump 42 Percent

October 20, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in the U.S. bolstered the Swedish appliance maker, which acquired the appliance business...

Genuine Parts Company Sales Up 8 Percent In Q3

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Genuine Parts Company | News | Comments

It was another record sales quarter for GPC, which had growth in all four business segments,...

Honeywell Third Quarter Earnings Up 18 Percent

October 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Due to the positive gains for the quarter,...

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GE 3Q Profit Rises On Oil, Aviation Strength

October 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company reported an 11 percent year-over-year increase in net income for the quarter.                                              

WD-40 Sales Up 4 Percent In Q4

October 17, 2014 9:15 am | by WD-40 | News | Comments

The company's fiscal year-end financial data included a 10 percent year-over-year increase in net income from 2013.                                       

Bunzl Acquires De Ridder, Reports Q3 Revenue Up 6 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Bunzl plc | News | Comments

The addition of the specialist distribution business will further Bunzl's growth that stems from acquisitions.                                        


Grainger Third Quarter Sales Up 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:17 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

The company says strong volume growth and positive operating leverage in the U.S. business were the primary drivers of its results.                                  

Snap-On Q3 Sales Increase 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 9:38 am | by Snap-On | News | Comments

The Kenosha, Wis.-based tool manufacturer had solid organic sales gains across all operating segments.                                           

SKF To Cut Production As Q3 Profits Disappoint

October 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Despite a 14 percent year-to-date third quarter increase in sales, the ball-bearing maker will cut back production due to expected low European demand.                             

Jack Keough: Fastenal Positioning Itself For 2015

October 14, 2014 11:28 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though the company's gross margins may be slow in the short term, Fastenal has many positive signs of growth for the rest of the year and 2015.                               

Fastenal Meets 3Q Profit Expectations

October 10, 2014 9:30 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The maker of industrial and construction fasteners posted revenue of $980.8 million in the period, surpassing Wall Street forecasts.                                 


Alcoa 3Q Boosted By Higher Aluminum Prices

October 9, 2014 12:22 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alcoa has diversified to make lightweight metal and alloy products for aerospace, autos, and other industries, but it was the core metals business that propelled Alcoa in Q3.                     

Actuant Sales Rise 9.4 Percent In 2014

October 2, 2014 4:06 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Fourth quarter profits declined year-over-year, but yearly profits were up more than 500 percent from 2013.                                         

Airgas To Increase Argon Prices

October 1, 2014 4:46 pm | News | Comments

Airgas' CEO says limited investments in new argon capacity and overall production haven't kept pace with demand.                                       

Ferguson Grows Revenue 10 Percent

October 1, 2014 11:55 am | by Ferguson | News | Comments

The renovation, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) market continued to grow steadily while growth in the new residential market remained modest.                               

Webco Industries Q4 Sales Up 6.6 Percent

September 30, 2014 1:58 pm | by Webco Industries | News | Comments

The company generated a net income of $0.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $7.28 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2013.                       


Wolseley Profits Surge On Strength Of U.S. Operations

September 30, 2014 10:22 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

U.S. operations account for more than half of Wolseley's sales, with the company benefitting from new residential construction markets and growth in market share.                       

How To Know If Your Price Is Right

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Often distributors overlook the thousands of chances a day they have to instantly increase profitability: every time a price is agreed upon in a sale.                             

H.B. Fuller Q3 Revenue Up 2.4 Percent

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by H.B. Fuller Company | News | Comments

An ongoing major European business integration project held the company back from achieving its third quarter revenue goals.                                    

Strictly For Sales: Responding To A Loss-Leader

September 23, 2014 9:25 am | by Tom Reilly | Articles | Comments

Cheap prices are not innovative. Maybe the competitor is desperate for business. Do you want to mask their desperation by matching their pricing?                              

Distributors Missing Out On Marketing Automation Are Missing Out On Sales

September 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Ranga Bodla, Senior Director of Industry Marketing at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Distributors are often unaware of the value of marketing automation, according to a survey of distribution companies conducted by research firm RealResults.                           

1+1=4: Team Selling Is The Answer

September 12, 2014 12:58 pm | by Brian Gardner, Founder & Lead Evangelist, SalesProcess360 | Articles | Comments

Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, discusses whether or not your company is truly focused on and effectively promotes Team Selling.                               

Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

We spoke with battery experts from top industry brands Rayovac and Duracell for some tips on how to keep your customer in mind when selecting a battery line.                           

Grainger August Sales Up 7 Percent

September 12, 2014 9:10 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.                         

HD Supply Q2 Sales Up 9 Percent

September 9, 2014 1:01 pm | by HD Supply Holdings, Inc. | News | Comments

The second quarter performance represents the 17th consecutive quarter of year-over-year average daily sales growth.                                     

Fastenal's August Sales Increase 9.8 Percent

September 4, 2014 3:56 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The company opened two new stores in August, and increased its workforce to 18,210 employees — up 12.4 percent year-over-year.                                   

Procter & Gamble May Soon Sell Duracell

August 18, 2014 3:36 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Duracell is the biggest name of as many as 100 brands that Procter & Gamble is considering divesting.                                         

HARDI Distributors Report 10 Percent June Revenue Increase

August 14, 2014 11:57 am | by HARDI Distributors | News | Comments

Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently released their monthly TRENDS report, showing healthy revenue growth in June.                         

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