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Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein go beyond the numbers for Office Depot (ODP), Watsco, Henry Schein, The Home Depot and Genuine Parts Co/Motion Industries to provide a perspective that analysts can’t.
In a series of moves, including bringing on the executive who launched Amazon Business, ODP is joining the marketplace war. With a flurry of aggressive, recent actions, ODP (the newly named parent company of Office Depot) seems intent on building a rival marketplace to Amazon Business. On Feb. 16, the company announced it had hired…
Learn the secrets to successful strategic pricing implementation and get the results you need with buy-in from your entire team.
Don’t miss the most entertaining hour in distribution, hosted by industry veterans Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, Jonathan and Ian tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred. Join the live recording via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET.
The Wholesale Change Show
More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, industry veterans Jonathan Bein and Ian Heller tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred.
Upcoming episode (Wednesday 9am PT, 12pm EST)
March 3: Beyond the Numbers with Office Depot, Watsco, Motion, The Home Depot and Henry Schein
March 17: The Lawson Products Path to Differentiation, feat. Michael DeCata, CEO of Lawson Products
Distribution Strategy Group, formerly Real Results Marketing, conducted its ninth-annual State of eCommerce in Distribution survey from October-December 2020, updating the leading benchmark in distribution for adoption and drivers of ecommerce in the wholesale distribution industry.
In this episode, Ed Gerber, CEO of the Industrial Supply Association and distribution industry veteran, joined Distribution Strategy Group’s Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein for a look at how ISA is evolving to meet members’ needs in an unprecedented time.
Distributors who regularly solicit their customers’ input via customer surveys gain important insights for decision-making.
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Many distributors are using product recommendation engines on their ecommerce websites originally designed for B2C. This isn’t sufficient for a distributor’s business model.
Johnstone Supply saw its largest sales month in company history in June 2020 after responding to the pandemic with innovations at a local level to improve customer experience and focus on company culture.
The Wholesale Change hosts Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein dug into public distributors’ earnings reports from Amazon, Grainger, Applied Industrial and Avnet.
Marketers need to learn that when sales and marketing fight, sales wins. Even when they’re wrong.