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February 27, 2013News for the wholesale distribution industry

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  • MSC Industrial to acquire Barnes Group unit
    MSC Industrial Direct will spend $550 million to acquire Barnes Group's North American distribution business. The acquisition would allow the company to access the Canadian maintenance, repair and operations market, as well as that country's metalworking market. Reuters (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ace Hardware to certify stores for sales to small business
    Ace Hardware is starting a small-business supply brand for B2B sales, Ken Clark writes. "The Supply Place, Powered by Ace" is aimed at buyers for schools, churches and restaurants, as well as apartment managers and general contractors. Ace will run a certification process for stores interested in participating. Incoming CEO John Venhuizen says small-business sales are a common denominator among successful Ace stores. "Retailers who take advantage of the business-to-business opportunities are winning," he says. Home Channel News (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain Playbook Whitepaper
Wholesale Distribution faces shrinking margins, growing costs, new competitors and demanding customers. To succeed every wholesale distributor needs a winning game plan. Read the latest whitepaper “Updating the Wholesale Distribution Playbook” to learn the four fundamental management actions that boost supply chain performance. Get it now!
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  • Veterans have valuable logistics experience
    Military veterans accrue a number of useful skills that can make them valuable additions in warehousing or logistics, writes Jason Dozier. "Overseas-deployed military veterans, for instance, have extensive experience managing the accountability of equipment and assets across several different locations and facilities while under duress in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment," Dozier writes. DC Velocity online (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 5 fundamentals every current and aspiring branch manager should master
    "Brand-new 5 Fundamentals for the Wholesale Distribution Branch Manager, Second Edition" is the classic step-by-step guide to helping branch managers improve their business and leadership skills. This second edition is completely revised with vital new information that today’s branch manager needs to read to succeed in today's challenging economy. Order copies for each branch manager. Also available for your Kindle or NOOK. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Are your company and your company data secure?
    The average cost of an organizational breach is $7.2 million. This affects you from both a financial and a credibility standpoint. Whether you are concerned about your information being compromised or just want to be sure you have the proper policies in place, request an introductory meeting with an expert in this field. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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