IN LINE WITH recent figures showing a bounce back in merchant sales growth, pitched roofing supplier Russell Roof Tiles is experiencing a 15% increase in its number of merchant customers.
This growth includes new accounts opened with national chains of builders’ merchants as well as smaller regional groups, specialist roofing merchants and independent merchants.
The figures reflect the latest Builders’ Merchants Building Index published in September 2020, which reported the value of sales in merchants rose nearly 40% compared to the previous three months. Sales of building materials through merchants bounced back strongly in the three months May to July. In July, sales were just 1.3% below the same month in 2019.
Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “As the market continues to evolve, even before the onset of the global pandemic, it has been important to us to ensure we continue to support our diverse range of customers.
“We have always been dedicated to supporting merchants and we continually look at ways in which we can improve our service. Our expert team is always on hand to offer advice when required. We have also introduced a number of new assets to help merchants. This growth in merchants is already delivering increased volumes of orders in the sector.”