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FECC 2014: Relationships with suppliers drive change in Europe's distribution sector

7:11 AM MDT | May 27, 2014 | Ian Young in Rome

The structure of Europe's chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, say speakers at the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) 2014 congress, currently taking place at Rome. Change is driven by a variety of factors, including industry consolidation, an increasing number of regulatory hurdles, and the evolving relationship between distributors and their suppliers. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) finds in recent interviews and surveys that 50% of chemical manufacturers plan to reduce or are in the process...

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