June 7, 2019
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Lauren Willett
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NBMDA Releases Q1 2019 Sales Trends Report 
CHICAGO - The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) is pleased to announce the release of the Q1 2019 NBMDA Sales Trends Report. The report provides a current analysis of sales-related activities for distributors serving the woodworking and kitchen and bath markets. The report highlight sales trends from the prior quarter as well as sales forecasts for the coming quarter broken down by regions of the country as well as Canada.
The survey was compiled, tabulated and analyzed by NBMDA's partner, the Cleveland Research Company, an independent research firm that specializes in ground-level intelligence across a variety of distribution channels as well as the homebuilding and homecenter markets.

The Q1 2019 Sales Trends report is an excellent benchmarking tool and guide of best practices to help distribution firms learn from their peers and gain insights on new approaches to common channel challenges. In addition to sales trends, the Q1 report also highlights solutions to current distributor challenges including:
  • How to limit transportation cost increases 
  • How to attract truck drivers
  • Distributor's largest challenges in the quarter
  • Distributor's biggest surprises in the quarter
"The Q1 2019 NBMDA Sales Trends Report provides critical data to compare sales results with other distributors in your region as well as across the country," says Kevin Gammonley, NBMDA Executive Director. "This tool helps distributors identify common challenges and possible solutions which will help facilitate their growth."

For more information, visit or contact NBMDA Headquarters at 312.321.6845.


NBMDA is a trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes and related interior products. Membership is comprised of distributors and suppliers that serve the independent building material, and kitchen and bath dealer as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. For more information, visit


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