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Grainger

Grainger is an Illinois-based industrial supply company that distributes MRO products such as fasteners, adhesives, and pipes for the commercial sector across US and Canada. Read more

Donald G. Macpherson's photo - Chairman & CEO of Grainger

Chairman & CEO

Donald G. Macpherson

CEO Approval Rating

75/100

Founded:

1927

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNYSEGWW

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WESCO is Grainger's top competitor. WESCO is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was founded in 1922. WESCO is in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment field. WESCO generates 122% the revenue of Grainger.

Graybar is seen as one of Grainger's top competitors. Graybar's headquarters is in Clayton, Missouri, and was founded in 1869. Graybar competes in the Electrical Components & Equipment industry. Graybar generates 62% of Grainger's revenue.

Anixter has been one of Grainger's top competitors. Anixter was founded in 1957, and its headquarters is in Glenview, Illinois. Anixter competes in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment field. Anixter has 15,900 fewer employees than Grainger.

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Grainger Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$11.8B

Grainger's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 9.5B. Over the last four quarters, Grainger's revenue has grown by 8.7%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $3.1B; in Q4 2020, it was $2.9B; in Q3 2020, it was $3B; in Q2 2020, Grainger's revenue was $2.8B.

Grainger Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION

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Cromwell Group

Jul 2015

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$482M
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Safety Solutions, Inc.

Dec 2013

Source »
undisclosed
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MonotaRO Co.,Ltd.

Jun 2009

Source »
undisclosed
MonotaRO is an online marketplace that supplies bearing steel plate sheets, rubber foots, and plastic shields for logistics and energy sectors.

These are all the companies that Grainger has acquired. Grainger has acquired 3 companies and its latest acquisition was Cromwell Group in Jul 2015.

Grainger Funding History

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Grainger Investments

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These are all the companies that Grainger has invested in. Grainger has invested 3 companies and its latest investment was Cromwell Group in Jul 2015.

Grainger News

April 30, 2021Benzinga

Q1 Earnings Insights

Shares of W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) moved higher by 0.1% in pre-market trading after the company repor... See more »
April 30, 2021FinanzNachrichten

Grainger Q1 Results Top Estimates; Sees 2021 Above View

WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) reported that its first-quarter net earnings attribut... See more »
April 30, 2021Industrial Distribution News

Grainger Organic Sales & Profit Growth Continues as Endless Assortment Jumps

The MRO products giant expects gross margin to accelerate once it sells through its non-core pandemic... See more »
April 30, 2021Markets Insider

Grainger Q1 Results Top Estimates; Sees 2021 Above View

(RTTNews) - W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) reported that its first-quarter net earnings attributable to the... See more »
April 28, 2021MarketScreener

Grainger's Shareholders Elect 13 Directors And Other Annual Meeting Highlights

(marketscreener.com) CHICAGO, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. held its annual shar... See more »

Grainger Press Releases

July 23, 2020PR Newswire

Grainger Reports Results For The 2020 Second Quarter

CHICAGO, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2020 secon... See more »
July 20, 2020PR Newswire

Grainger Earns High Score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index

CHICAGO, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maint... See more »
July 8, 2020PR Newswire

Grainger Earns Spot on Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell For 2020" List

CHICAGO, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of mainte... See more »
April 23, 2020PR Newswire

Grainger Reports Results For The 2020 First Quarter

/PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2020 first quarter. Sales of $3.0... See more »
February 19, 2020PR Newswire

Eleven Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 29, 2020

CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) has ... See more »
February 14, 2020PR Newswire

Grainger Earns Top Score on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maint... See more »
January 30, 2020PR Newswire

Masaya Suzuki to Lead Grainger Endless Assortment Business

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maint... See more »

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Grainger Headquarters

100 Grainger Parkway

Lake Forest, Illinois60045

1-847-535-1000

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Grainger Summary

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Overview

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) is a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products for healthcare, manufacturing, government and hospitality industries. It was founded by William Wallace Grainger in 1927 and headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illin...

CEO

Grainger's Chairman & CEO, Donald G. Macpherson, currently has an approval rating of 75%. Grainger's primary competitors are WESCO, Graybar & Anixter.

Frequently Asked Questions about Grainger

  1. When was Grainger founded?

    Grainger was founded in 1927
  2. Who is Grainger's CEO?

    Grainger's CEO is Donald G. Macpherson
  3. How much revenue does Grainger generate?

    Grainger generates $11.8B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Grainger have?

    Grainger has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is Grainger's headquarters?

    Grainger's headquarters is in Lake Forest Illinois, USA
  2. How many employees does Grainger have?

    Grainger has 24,600 employees
  3. What sector does Grainger operate in?

    Grainger is in Equipment Repair Services, Industrial Maintenance Services, Business Support Services
  4. Who are Grainger's competitors?

    Grainger's top competitors are WESCO, Graybar, Anixter