Print+Promo’s editorial team is proud to present its coveted 2017 Top 50 Distributors list. The annual ranking recognizes the industry’s highest-performing distributors based on print sales for the last completed fiscal year.
The list, which serves as a barometer for industry health, offers insight into how external factors, like mergers and acquisitions, the economy and political climate, influence print volume among print resellers. For our 2017 Top 50 Distributors list, we evaluated more than 70 companies, totaling $3.50 billion—the distributor segment’s best showing since 2008. We also asked distributors to report how much business they do in major product categories, including printed forms, labels & tags, commercial printing, direct mail, promotional products and more.
Here are some key findings:
- Of the top 50 distributors, 25 had print revenue increases compared to the prior year; eight made the list for the first time; and one company affected the top five in a big way.
- There was an increase in sales for six of our nine product categories, with promotional products taking the No. 1 spot due to a $384.0 million increase in revenue compared to 2016.
- In all, 22 U.S. states were headquarters to at least one print distributor on the list. Ohio was the winner with seven top 50 distributors apiece. Minnesota had five; Illinois and New York were tied at four; and California, Florida and Massachusetts all had three. Six states (Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas) had two distributors on the list. Eight states (Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington) had one.
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