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Rexel recently announced its second quarter/first half results. While company-wide organic growth was 4.5% and the company is actively seeking acquisitions (30 are in various stages worldwide), of interest is Rexel's North American performance. Key North American highlights include:Sales down 1.1%...

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Home Depot announced that it "is in discussions with affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for the purpose of restructuring the previously announced agreement for the sale of HD Supply. These discussions could result, among other things, in material...

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With the future looking a little less rosy given the turmoil in the credit markets which is impacting all levels of housing, the beginnings of a slowdown in the light commercial project market, Herm Isenstein's 2008 electrical economic outlook (previewed in the July issue of EW), marketplace...

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Everyone knows about the decline in new housing starts, the precipitous drop in housing sales and the consolidation of home building to regional and national builders. While the custom builder market represents opportunities, the "tract/production" builders are where the volume is. With declining...

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As manufacturers and distributors seek to increase their market share, improve net margins, and their productivity, IDEA faces an interesting conundrum … “Is IDEA’s revenue growth important to its success or is the cost-savings that it generates for the industry vital to participating...