Your Partner in Growth.
Growing your business with independent distribution is an important element in a best-in-class supplier’s go-to market strategy. As an AD supplier partner, you’ll have access to a $37 billion network of leading growth-oriented distributors who are leaders when it comes to supporting brands and introducing new products to market.
The fact that 100% of rebate dollars are going back to the AD members is critical. It creates a sense of a mutual partnership – we both have skin in the game. Year in and year out AD members continue to outperform the market. Every dollar spent in investing in AD has a superior return, so for a manufacturer like us it's a great investment and it's one that we're never worried to make year in and year out.Supplier Partner since 1997
Over the last year we've grown our volumes with our AD independents double digits, and a lot of that has really been through partnerships and mutually beneficial situations that we have with the independents and the support of the AD executives.Supplier Partner since 2008
Working with AD independents is an investment in our growth. It is well documented that AD member growth with AD supplier partners is more than double AD member total purchase growth.Supplier Partner since 2011
100% Supplier Rebate Returns
AD is the only buying/marketing group in North American who returns 100% of supplier rebates. We do this by tightly controlling our costs and by making conservative investments, which cover all of our operating costs. Our rebates are a significant source of income for our members, often representing 50% of their bottom line. You can rest assured your investment is used wisely.
Rebates That Drive Behavior
Every manufacturer has rebates, but these rebates often fail to produce the desired results and become just another cost of sales. AD rebates truly influence distributor behavior – they drive conversions, increase shelf space, influence end-user brand preference and accelerate growth.
The AD finance team is dedicated to tracking and reporting your rebates, and our robust reporting allows our members to see all of their rebates in one place. From the largest distributor to the smallest, we take a complex and time consuming task and make it painless, transparent and easy for our supplier partners.
Robust Financial Controls
Every year AD undergoes annual third party audits by the AD Board Audit Committee and by the big four firms. Our member-led Board of Directors has complete transparency in our financial results and investment management. Our professional financial and accounting associates ensure every dollar is spent efficiently, driving mutual profitability.