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Strategizing Growth, Market Share

By Peter Powell
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The ability of a wholesaler to grow a business and gain market share requires a multi-dimensional strategic plan that encompasses generating, managing, and sustaining growth. 


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Market Continues to Challenge Distributors

By Kimberly Schwartz
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It’s a tough crowd of consumers out there. According to distributors, consumer behavior is leading to a drop-off in the replacement market, as well as a drop-off in the high-end market. Yet despite these worrisome trends, distributors are still seeing areas of growth and employing smart tactics to keep their businesses in good shape.


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HARDI Leadership Looks Ahead

By Kimberly Schwartz
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The annual conference of the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for a change in the organization’s leadership.


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Distributor Serves Customers in a Famous Way

Best Practices from Famous Supply
By Mike Murphy
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Contractors and manufacturers all said essentially the same thing when asked why they do business with Famous Enterprises — customer service.


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Maui Offers Business and Pleasure for HARDI

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With a business meeting in Hawaii, it takes a strong commitment to member education and involvement to keep people focused on getting work done — which is precisely what HARDI is offering attendees of its Annual Conference.


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Distributor Specific Magazine Crosses Publication Platforms
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For years distributors have combed the pages of HVAC contractor magazines, gleaning information that is timely and relevant to their sector of the industry. In Jan. 2012, the gleaning is over with the launch of Distribution Center (DC).


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85 Years of Leadership: Wholesalers Customize With a Broad Brush

More Data Leads to More Categories
By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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If we look too far back, we could say that the greatest innovations in HVACR wholesale-distribution came from something as big as the end of World War II. We decided to look back a more reasonable 20 years.


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Survey: Quiet Year for Distribution Industry

By John R. Hall
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This has been a pretty quiet year in the HVAC distribution business, at least according to the latest survey information from the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI).


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The NEWS and HARDI Join to Launch Magazine

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BNP Media, the publishers of The NEWS and the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have entered into an agreement to launch a new publication. This bimonthly magazine will cover every aspect of HARDI and the HVACR distribution community and will be the official publication of HARDI.
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Distributors Offer New Ideas for Contractors

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In good times and bad, it is always comforting to know that there are people and businesses willing to step up and offer support as well as new ideas.
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