Challenges Ahead for Many Distributors

Posted on 02.20.12

 Author: Carroll D. Hurst, CPA

The distribution industry continues to be challenged by intense price competition and increases in commodity costs which adversely affect both gross profit margins and operating expenses. The volatility of petroleum products is particularly worrisome because of the adverse impact of increases in these products on distributors’ operating costs and on consumers’ disposable income to purchase the products distributed to retailers.

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