Posted October 31, 2017

AD reports record sales

AD reported sales across its 12 divisions and three countries hit a new record during the third quarter of 2017 of $10.2 billion.

Through the first nine months of the year, member sales grew by 11 percent to $28 billion. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 16 percent. Distributions to members were up 13 percent.

On a same-store basis by industry, electrical sales were up 13 percent through nine months; PHCP was up 13 percent; industrial/PT were up 10 percent; and building materials was up 16 percent. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 10 percent; Canada was up 11 percent and Mexico grew 12 percent.

“The record breaking numbers of the last nine months exceeded expectations and reflect the strong, smart and unwavering dedication of AD independents to outperform the market. Growth in Q3 accelerated over our strong first half," said Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO. 

He added that highlights of the third quarter include the creation of AD's 12th division, AD Decorative Brands, which supports the showroom industry, and the launch of the AD Disaster Relief Foundation ( to provide relief to people at AD member and supplier companies surviving disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Maria and the California wildfires.