By Ellen Cools
January 31, 2018 — AD reported record-breaking sales in 2017, across twelve AD Divisions, of $37.3 billion. Total company sales grew by 10%. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 17% and distributions to members were up 14%.
On a same store basis, by industry, electrical sales were up 10% in 2017; PHCP was up 9%; industrial/PT were up 8%; and building materials was up 16%. By country, same store sales in Canada grew 9%; the U.S. was up 8% and Mexico grew 12%.
“2017 was a fantastic year for AD and our members. Across every AD industry and in every country in which we operate, we saw record-breaking numbers. AD programs made a real difference in helping our members compete in their markets. AD eCommerce Solutions ended the year with 2.4 million SKUS across six AD business units. AD member spent close to $1 million on AD HR services and AD procurement services saved our members over $5 million in non-product purchases,” said Bill Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO.