The IoT Internet of Things came of age in 2016 with realworld applications popping up throughout the electrical market jamesteohart/iStock/Thinkstock

The IoT (Internet of Things) came of age in 2016, with real-world applications popping up throughout the electrical market.

Top News Stories of 2016

A mix of M&As, new web-based technologies and economic trends made headlines in 2016.

EW’s editors had a busy year covering all the news that broke in the electrical wholesaling industry in 2016. Here are our picks for the trends that could shape the business in the years to come.

While some big-name electrical distributors were acquired in 2016, the overall number of acquisitions slows down after a busy 2015. So far this year, 12 full-line electrical distributors were acquired, including five Top 200 distributors. In 2015, Electrical Wholesali

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