AD has reported that total 2019 member sales across its 12 divisions were $46.3 billion, an increase of 12 percent from 2018. Purchases by member companies from AD supplier partners landed at $12.1 billion, up 9 percent from 2018.
AD also reported 2019 same-store sales by North American business unit; all saw increases from 2018:
By country, same-store sales of members in the United States grew 4 percent, Canada same-store member sales were up 3 percent and Mexico same-store sales decreased by 15 percent.
“Although same store growth was not as robust as previous years, the overall performance of the AD community was strong, with purchase and distribution records set in virtually every AD division and country,” AD’s Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg said.
Noting the programmatic advantages AD brings to bear, Weisberg said, “I’m proud of the strategic value our team brings to the table in the form of unique programs and offerings like eCommerce, where we celebrated our 100th member going live and saw a 25 percent increase in members live with our eContent; private label and redistribution warehouses; and HR and procurement services. What’s more, our member and supplier engagement feedback continues to showcase incredibly strong affinity for and advocacy of AD. The AD community is all in for each other.”