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FECC 2014: Suppliers drive change Relationships with producers are shaping the distribution sector

11:51 AM MDT | June 16, 2014 | —Ian Young in Rome

The structure of Europe’s chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, said speakers at the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) 2014 congress, which took place recently at Rome. Change is driven by 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 reducing the number...

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