The AD buying/marketing group, reported that sales for members across its 10 product divisions and three countries grew by 10% during the first six months of 2017 to $17.8 Billion. On a same-store basis, by industry, electrical sales were up 10%; PHCP was up 8%; Industrial/PT were up 9%; and Building Materials was up 19%. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 8%; Canada was up 9% and Mexico grew 6%.Purchases from AD Suppliers grew by 16% and distributions to members were up 15%.
Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO said in a press release, "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, (and) investments we’ve made to help our Members and Suppliers compete and win are bearing fruit.”