Builders’ Merchants’ April Value Sales Down 0.9% Despite 17% Price Inflation

This is sponsored news from BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales fell 0.9% in April 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, the first decline since January 2021. Price inflation of +17.0% helped to mitigate April’s -15.3% drop in volume sales compared to April [...]

By |2022-06-24T11:58:25+01:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Bumper Q1 Value Sales But Increase Driven More By Price Inflation Than Volume

This is sponsored news by BMBI: Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants show Q1 2022 was a bumper quarter thanks in part to a record-breaking March, which clocked up the highest ever total sales in the history of the BMBI. However, this was driven once again more by price inflation (+16.0%) than [...]

By |2022-05-20T14:44:02+01:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

MRA’s ‘Holy Grail’ Digital Solution Pulls Sales Through Installers To Stockists

This is sponsored news by MRA Marketing: MRA Marketing has produced a new, easy to operate digital solution to pull sales through from homeowners to installers, and on through to stockists. Merchant buying group FORTIS is using a version that allows members to sell the group’s Infinita bathroom range to homeowners through their own [...]

By |2022-05-17T14:29:14+01:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

February Sales Up 22.9%, Driven More By Price Inflation Than Volume Growth

This is a sponsored article by the BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales in February 2022 were 22.9% up on the same month in 2021, continuing January’s solid start to the year. However, this was driven more by price inflation (+13.4%) than volume growth (+8.3%). [...]

By |2022-04-24T22:04:09+01:00April 24th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

2022 Off To A Good Start As BMBI Reports Strong January Sales

This is a sponsored article by BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales in January 2022 were 24.1% up on the same month in 2021, the strongest year-on-year growth seen in recent months. However, it has been primarily driven by price inflation (+15.1%) rather than volume [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:47:58+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Slowing Q4 Sales But Third-Best Quarter In A Record-Breaking Year

This is a sponsored article by BMBI: Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants shows Q4 2021 recorded the third-highest quarterly BMBI sales ever, rounding off a record-breaking year for merchants. However, with growth driven exclusively by pricing – not volume – the figures suggest the 2021 trade boom has inevitably slowed. Quarter [...]

By |2022-02-22T20:54:09+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

BMBI Reveals Strong Builders’ Merchant November Sales

This is a sponsored article by The BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales in November 2021 were 17.4% up on the same month in 2020, with record-breaking and year-best performances recorded across a number of categories. Timber & Joinery Products (+30.2%) recorded its 15th consecutive [...]

By |2022-01-24T16:43:32+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

BMBI Year-On-Year Sales Growth In Double Digits But Returning To Trend

This is a sponsored article by The BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ October 2021 value sales were 11.1% up on October 2020. Double digit value growth in a more normal year would be remarkable, but this relatively modest year-on-year growth contrasts sharply with spectacular gains since [...]

By |2021-12-16T20:57:18+00:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

MRA Marketing Wins ‘Outstanding’ Accolade For CPA Industry Consultation

This is a sponsored article by MRA Marketing: MRA Marketing has won the award for Best Built Environment Member Organisation Marketing Campaign at the Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). The full-service agency was recognised by judges for its outstanding work on Building Safely. The high-profile awareness and consultation campaign for the Construction Products Association (CPA) [...]

By |2021-12-07T17:00:35+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Second Best Quarter On Record But Signs Of A Slowdown In Sight

This is a sponsored article by The BMBI: The latest total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants show a continuation of the strong growth seen throughout 2021, as Q3 recorded the second-highest quarterly BMBI sales ever, just 2.4% behind Q2’s record-breaking figures. However, there are signs of a slowdown as volume growth gives [...]

By |2021-11-30T13:55:18+00:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

MRA Research Shortlisted For Its CX Improvement Engine In CMAs

This is a sponsored article by MRA Marketing: MRA Research, the construction industry research specialist, has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). Always a highlight in the calendar for industry professionals, this year’s CMAs has attracted fierce competition from across the sector. MRA Research is a finalist for [...]

By |2021-10-25T14:48:43+01:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Awards, MRA Marketing|

BMBI Reports Continued Strong Year-On-Year Growth

This is a sponsored article by The BMBI: The latest report from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveals that builders’ merchants’ August value sales were 23.0% higher year on year, with Timber & Joinery products once again topping the list of best-performing categories (+51.5%). Helped by one more trading day this year, eleven [...]

By |2021-10-20T11:49:41+01:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: business, economy, MRA Marketing|

MRA Marketing Shortlisted For 4 Construction Marketing Awards

This is a sponsored article by MRA Marketing: Full-service agency MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for awards in four different categories at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). Despite industry supply problems, high demand and COVID-19 constraints, the prestigious awards have again attracted the best and brightest from across the sector. Winner of 20 [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:54:19+01:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Timber & Joinery Fuels Strong Builders’ Merchant Growth In July

This is a sponsored article by BMBI: The latest report from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveals that builders’ merchants’ July sales were 14.5% higher year-on-year, with two fewer trading days. Average daily sales in July were up 25.5%. Total merchants value sales were helped by Timber & Joinery Products (+42.4%) recording its [...]

By |2021-09-20T15:25:28+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Bostik Is New BMBI Expert For Adhesives & Sealants

This is a sponsored article by The BMBI and MRA Marketing: Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets, joined the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) Expert Panel in August. Marketing Director Mathew Whitehouse speaks for the adhesives & sealant market. With annual sales of €2 billion, Bostik is one [...]

By |2021-09-01T23:25:32+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Record June Delivers Record Breaking Sales For Merchants In Q2

This is a sponsored article from BMBI: Record-breaking value sales in June helped Britain’s Builders’ Merchants hit their best-ever quarter since the BMBI began in July 2014, with Q2 total value sales up 24.1% on Q1 2021 on two fewer trading days. Ten out of the 12 product categories sold more over the period. [...]

By |2021-08-31T21:54:53+01:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|
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