Posted January 31, 2018

AD member sales top $37 billion

AD reported record breaking sales in 2017 across 12 AD divisions of $37.3 billion.

Total company sales grew by 10 percent, while purchases from AD suppliers grew by 17 percent. Distributions to members were up 14 percent.

On a same-store basis by industry, Electrical sales were up 10 percent; PHCP was up 9 percent; Industrial / PT were up 8 percent; and Building Materials was up 16 percent. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 8 percent; Canada was up 9 percent and Mexico grew 12 percent.

“AD programs made a real difference in helping our members compete in their markets," said Bill Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO. "AD eCommerce Solutions ended the year with 2.4 million SKUS across six AD business units. AD members spent close to $1 million on AD HR Services, and AD Procurement Services saved our members over $5 million in non-product purchases."

He added that the AD Disaster Relief Foundation raised and distributed over $200,000 to 39 men and women who work for AD member and supplier companies and survived Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and the California Wildfires.