Posted August 1, 2017

AD member sales up 10 percent

AD reported sales for all members across 10 divisions and three countries grew by 10 percent during the first six months of 2017 to $17.8 billion.

Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 16 percent. Distributions to members were up 1 percent.

On a same-store basis, by industry, Electrical sales were up 10 percent; PHCP was up 8 percent; Industrial / PT were up 9 percent; and Building Materials was up 19 percent. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 8 percent; Canada was up 9 percent and Mexico grew 6 percent.

"2017 is exceeding expectations for AD members and AD overall. Member support for AD supplier partners and AD programs are running strong. New members and suppliers are joining every division. There are a lot of great companies in AD. Investments we’ve made to help our members and suppliers compete and win are bearing fruit,” said Bill Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO.