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.
Wholesale Change Show
The Wholesale Change hosts Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein dug into public distributors’ earnings reports from Amazon, Grainger, Applied Industrial and Avnet.
We had a frank conversation with Steve Ruane, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services for IMARK Electrical, about the role co-ops and marketing groups play in helping independent distributors compete in today’s fast-changing market.
We had a lively discussion about trends in the multifamily market, as well as the recent Home Depot-HD Supply acquisition.
Without buy-in from your entire team – including that salesperson that complains the most – a strategic pricing project will, simply put, not yield the results you need it to.
Debbie Paul joined Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein to talk about what’s in distributors’ way, and how emerging technologies are making it easier to grow wallet share with existing customers.
John Tisera, president/CEO of Johnstone Supply, joined Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein in this episode to talk about how the distributor has built and cultivated its culture through Zoom, including adapting their onboarding process and holding a quarterly Coffee with CEO where he personally meets all new associates.
Learn why loyalty is a powerful emotion and how to leverage it in B2B, best practices in designing loyalty and incentive programs, and how to manage program success.
While offering a transactional website has become a must-have in today’s environment, enhancing your shopping functionality has become even more critical to meeting customer needs.
Everyone recognizes the effects of emerging technologies, as well as well-capitalized competitors, on the channel and on their businesses.