The Q1 2014 NBMDA Quarterly Executive Trends Index is now available. For the first time, NBMDA is bringing you manufacturer insights, in addition to distributor-specific information.
The first NAFCD + NBMDA Manufacturer Executive Trends Index shows that manufacturers are expecting another year of strong sales and profit growth in 2014, according to nearly 40 manufacturers that responded. In addition to strong sales forecasts, 50 percent of NAFCD + NBMDA manufacturers anticipate an increase in headcount over the next 90 days, and nearly 80 percent plan to add distributors during the year, highlighting manufacturer expectations for a continued recovery in 2014. Click here to view the full Q1 manufacturer report.
The NAFCD + NBMDA Distributor Executive Trends Index showed three key points:
- Slower sales growth in January due to unfavorable weather
- Strong 2014 sales growth outlooks
- Continued profit progress
The results of the survey show that 2014 looks to be another year of recovery for distributors with the arrival of warmer spring weather. View the full Q1 distributor report here.
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