AD reported record-breaking sales in 2017, across 12 AD Divisions of $37.3 billion. Total company sales grew by 10 percent with purchases from AD suppliers up 17 percent and distributions to members were up 14 percent.
On a same-store basis by industry, electrical sales were up 10 percent in 2017; PHCP up 9 percent; Industrial/PT up 8 percent; and Building Materials up 16 percent. By country, same-store sales in Mexico grew 12 percent, while sales in Canada grew 9 percent and the U.S. grew 8 percent.
Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO commented on the results: “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 SKUSs across six AD business units. AD members spent close to $1 million on AD HR Services, and AD Procurement Services saved our members more thn $5 million in non-product purchases. AD Members were also a force of good in 2017, through the AD Disaster Relief Foundation we raised and distributed over $200,000 to 39 men and women who work for AD member and supplier companies and survived Hurricane Harvey, Maria and the California wildfires.”