Most Clicked StoriesMore >


What distributors need to beat the competition

NAW SmartBrief | May 26, 2017

Distributors need a sound e-commerce strategy and a commitment to operational excellence if they want to fend off Amazon Business and other competitors. "[W]hatever strategy is pursued, a distributor needs real-time ERP tracking of the quantity of each item in each storage location, including on receiving docks (inside and outside), and on the floor," Dick Friedman writes. Industrial Supply magazine (May-June 2017) Industrial Supply magazine (May-June 2017)


Maintenance Supply Headquarters to be bought by Lowe's

NAW SmartBrief | May 24, 2017

Being yourself is your great leadership asset

NAW SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

Nautic Partners to buy Ferguson subsidiary

NAW SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

McKesson posts Q4 revenue, net income increases

NAW SmartBrief | May 22, 2017

Wal-Mart's online sales grow 63% in US

NAW SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

Sales reps should avoid dwelling on results

NAW SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

Linde says details of deal reached with Praxair

NAW SmartBrief | May 25, 2017

Better sales performance through effective time management

NAW SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

B2B can avoid cost-cutting by proving its worth

NAW SmartBrief | May 25, 2017


Find NAW SmartBrief Issues by Date:



NAW News More >


NAW Billion-Dollar Roundtables

NAW SmartBrief | May 26, 2017

Magic happens when you go from being product-focused to customer-focused

NAW SmartBrief | May 26, 2017

Your playbook for reaching profitable growth

NAW SmartBrief | May 26, 2017

Innovation turns the table on Amazon

NAW SmartBrief | May 25, 2017

With "Strategic Pricing for Distributors" you'll control your pricing

NAW SmartBrief | May 25, 2017




Sign up for NAW SmartBrief



Designed specifically for executives in the wholesale industry, NAW SmartBrief is a FREE e-mail newsletter delivered 4x/week. It provides the latest need-to-know news and industry information that maximizes your time, giving you an edge over your competition. Learn more

Recent Poll view more polls


If you could identify just one area that will improve your business processes and profitability between 2017 and 2019, what would it be?

Chart.