New 2012 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports Forecast Distribution Industry Growth of 6.8% in 2012; Data Available for 19 Sectors

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 20, 2012

The 2012 Wholesale Distribution Economic Reportsthe seventh edition of this annual economic data reference guide include industry statistics, trend analysis, benchmarking data and forecasts for 19 sectors in the distribution industry, including industrial (–industrial-distributors/PARAMS/product/734); hardware, plumbing and heating equipment/supplies (–hardware–plumbing—heating-equipment-supplies-wholesalers/PARAMS/product/733); building materials and construction; electrical and electronics; and grocery and foodservice.

The wholesale distribution industry continued to grow faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2011, said Tom Gale, president of Industrial Market Information and publisher of Modern Distribution Management, which published the reports. Aggregate revenues of wholesaler-distributors increased by 9.3 percentage points more than nominal U.S. Gross Domestic Product, reflecting rebounding sales of a smaller base following the recession.

The fastest rate of growth in 2011 for wholesale distribution was in Oil and Gas Products, due to increased investment in shale formations; when accounting for inflation, real revenues in this sector actually decreased however. Industrial distributors saw the largest real rate of growth, with sales up 15.3% in 2011. MDM forecasts all wholesale distribution sectors will grow in 2012.

Total wholesale distributors sector revenues in 2010 were up 12.8 percent from 2009.

Visit to view all available distribution sector reports, also ideal for manufacturers and service providers conducting market research on the wholesale distribution channel. All 19 market reports are available for purchase in the 2012 Wholesale Distribution Economic Factbook, which also includes information on the overall industry. Order the Factbook at

These reports allow you to plan strategically for the year ahead with accurate current and forward-looking data on your wholesale distribution line of trade, Gale said. For example, learn how much sales and sales per employee have changed in your line of trade; how much weekly earnings have changed; which niches are producing the highest and lowest gross margins; how many companies are competing in your niches, and more.

These distribution sector reports, delivered in downloadable pdf, are invaluable resources for detailed distribution channel benchmarking data if you are managing, selling to or investing in a wholesale distribution company. The Wholesale Distribution Economic Reports use data from the most recent U.S. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey and reflect March 2012 government data revisions.

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Mexican Artisans Bring New Home Decor to Atlanta Design and Wholesale Market

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

No Mas! Productions of Atlanta (literally “no mass productions”) and Amano Trade of Mexico team up to bring artisan crafted home accents to AmericasMart tradeshow July 13-17, 2012. No Mas! Hacienda, designer and importer of Mexican artisan products, has been an Atlanta niche home accents and furniture supplier since 1996. Their location, just one mile from AmericasMart, makes it easy to lure customers to their vast 11,000 square foot showroom and adjacent restaurant concept.

Stretch your imagination and try to remember the last time you went on that whirl wind – site seeing – museum hopping – gallery touring – high end boutique bopping – south of the border shopping spree in grand old Mexico?? Well, a visit to the expansive No Mas! Hacienda may just be a huge reminder …or a new inspiration. If you haven’t been, say no more. No Mas!, now well into their second decade of working directly with many of Mexico’s most talented artisan’s, has assembled a collection that is sure to leave you jaw agape. And to the pleasure of the gift buyers traveling to the Deep South this summer, they are bringing a small slice to market. This July you can find No Mas! at the AmericasMart Temporaries booth 7B16, they will be focused on just one of their 300 Mexican artisans. Co-Owner Steve MacNeil explains, “This show, we are going to focus on just one artist. The idea is to present the works at the Temporaries and invite our customers to our main location just one mile away so they can discover all of our collections”. The featured artisan makes colorfully textured ceramic sculptures and wall art that bring together Mexican tradition and Italian heritage.

This is the second time No Mas! has invited specific artists from Mexico to Atlanta. The first, Cesar Plascencia, painter in the photorealistic style, was featured in October 2011 on Univision. As a result, No Mas! enjoys an exclusive relationship with him in the USA. “Good news is that these artists can not mass produce anything. Products are crafted by hand, using skills passed on from generation to generation”. As a result, each item is unique and bears the unmistakable marks of the craftsman’s hand. This makes an ideal niche when addressing the needs of small stores and designers looking for something unique and made by hand.

Since 1996, No Mas! has been discovering new artists constantly and now counts more than 300 artists from all parts of Mexico including Taxco, Oaxaca, Celaya, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, Ajijic, Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, San Miguel de Allende, and many small towns in Michoacan. Their specialty is one of a kind commissioned designs and ranges to ‘small run’ pieces ideal for catalogs, hotel interiors, and custom architectural installations. If you make the journey and somehow don’t see what you are after, please speak your mind. The possibilities are endless. “If you can sketch it we can make it”, states Walter Bilinski. And as the second Co-Owner of this incredible business he quickly illustrates with photos countless projects that he is not joking. The repertoire starts with splashy blown glass lighting, includes numerous restaurant installations and leads to a wealth of beautiful architectural creations.

An open house for buyers coming to the July Gift Show will be held nightly during the expo at the company’s main showroom at 180 Walker St SW, Atlanta, located in the Castleberry Hill Arts District. Margaritas and light Mexican fare will be served. Inquire at for dates and times. All registered AmericasMart Buyers with a badge qualify to preview some other artisan produced products at that location.

No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina, The Best of Mexico – Restaurant & Shopping, in historic Castleberry Hill, downtown Atlanta’s Art District, just half a mile south of CNN. Award winning Mexican restaurant and adjacent huge showroom of handcrafted furnishings, accessories, gifts, & jewelry from more than 300 artisans in Mexico, with breakfast daily in ADios Cafe, and “All the Pottery in the World” in Bodega Garden.

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