ROC) recently presented its 2014 Distributor
of the Year awards to:
In the electronics industry, the term Master Distribution has come to define an organization that is a distributor
whose activities are in support of distributors
, rather than OEMs or end users; they are the exclusive domain of the served distributors
But while the marriage of multi-level marketing and environmentalism seems like an obvious fit--because distributors
want to believe in the products they are selling to friends and family--consumers should beware that just because a company looks green does not mean it acts responsibly.
Some experts say major distributors
won't be interested in your label until you've sold 20,000 to 50,000 records, so consider no place off limits.
It is likely that the distributors
will hear protests from shocked consumers.
Japan, like many other countries, has adopted a generally protective stance toward distributors
may deliver orders in less-than-bulk quantities for loyal customers.
The Dominican Republic was growing so fast by the end of the 1990s that the credit and collections departments of the country's largest distributors
began to resemble small banks, recalls Dennis Simo, vice president of corporate and personal banking for Bancredito.
In the past, distributors
played multiple roles--lead generator, servicer, product specialist, relationship manager--with mixed success.
Many wholesale distributors
should have the capacity to make pump or volume sales directly to such users.
Many an executive sees distributors
merely in these terms.