PIDA Distributors See Increase in Sales

The Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) revealed the results of its distributor-member survey and found that its 53 members collectively did more than $3.3 billion in sales at wholesale in 2013—which translates to more than $4.45 billion in retail sales, assuming an average gross margin of 35 percent. The survey found that PIDA-member distributors have made huge investments in warehouse space, equipment, and people to get manufacturers’ products onto retailers’ shelves and into the hands of consumers.


Here’s a look at PIDA-distributor members by the numbers:
PIDA members have 104 distribution centers, comprising 7.5 million square feet of warehouse space; members maintain, on average, $326 million in inventory, in stock, for immediate delivery; and they made over three million deliveries to retail customers, with an average invoice of $1,076 per delivery.