ID's Top 5 Of The Week

This week was led by ID's three-part series that showed off our 2018 Distributor Operations Report, which concluded Friday with Part 3. News of Home Depot's major distribution expansion plans also dominated traffic.

Here's this week's Top 5

ID's 2018 Survey Of Distributor Operations Report, Pt. 1 - Demographics, Challenges, Trends & The Economy:  See the first installment of results from ID's 2018 Survey of Distributor Operations, now in its 71st year. This section examines the survey's demographics and results for industry concerns, trends and economic outlook.

ID's 2018 Survey Of Distributor Operations Report, Pt. 2 - Technology, Financials & Best Practices: Part Two of our survey report examines investments in business technology, software and e-commerce, reviews how respondents' financials fared in the past year and outlook for the year ahead, and examines best practices in supplier relations.

Home Depot To Spend $1.2B On 170 Distribution Facilities By 2023: Home Depot is planning to significantly boost its distribution network so that it can offer same-day or next-day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S., with those plans including the build-out of dozens of distribution centers and smaller operation centers.

Essendant - S.P. Richards Deal Still On Track; No Word From Staples: Last Wednesday, Deerfield, IL-based workplace essentials distributor Essendant provided its shareholders with several updates regarding its previously announced merger agreement with Genuine Parts Company subsidiary S.P. Richards and unsolicited buyout offer from Staples.

Walter Surface Technologies Acquires Fastenal Blackstone Supply Agreement From Sundisc Abrasives: Walter Surface Technologies has acquired the Fastenal Blackstone supply agreement and all related inventory from Sundisc Abrasives, becoming one of Fastenal’s trusted private label suppliers across the Americas.


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