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Big Pharma sales reps and the portent for PHCP distributors

September 18, 2013

Today, like the Big Pharma rep, many distributor sellers are being turned away from customers who would rather buy online, sans their services, at a lower cost.


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Newspapers and supply houses

The Washington Post sale could help you.
September 1, 2013

What could the recent sale of The Washington Post have to do with PHCP, PVF and HVACR supply houses? Once you understand who bought the newspaper that brought down a U.S. president and what this individual has accomplished, you will understand the threat he poses to supply houses.  


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Watching supply houses adjust and adapt to e-commerce

Supply houses continue to evolve as e-commerce sites settle into the marketplace.
August 19, 2013

Dakota Wholesale’s Ted Swenson sums up the battle PHCP distributors face each day with e-commerce sites. “It’s like fighting ‘The Blob’,” the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based distributor says.  


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Google may eliminate the need for supply houses

A new threat?
August 19, 2013

 If you think AmazonSupply is a threat to PHCP supply houses, you “ain’t seen nothing yet.” 


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Growth in the post-recession economy

February 28, 2013
Year end is a time of reflection. For 2012, I’ve attempted to both inform and warn distributors about significant changes in B2B customer buying habits including use of e-commerce, use of handheld devices and growing acceptance of nontraditional distributors in the PHCP space.
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Who’s afraid of AmazonSupply?

Be aggressive against new competition.
January 2, 2013
It’s no surprise online retail giant Amazon.com entered the industrial market in 2012 with the launch of Amazonsupply.com. After all, the market for U.S. industrial supplies is more than $150 billion.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

5/7/13 2:00 pm CST

How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.

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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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