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Chairman & CEO

Donald G. Macpherson

CEO Approval Rating

76/100

Founded:

1927

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

Donald G. Macpherson

Chairman & CEO

76/100
24,600
$0
$12.3B
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Grainger's Competitor - WESCO logo
John J. Engel's photo - Chairman & CEO of WESCO

John J. Engel

Chairman & CEO

80/100
9,100
$175M
$16.9B
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Grainger's Competitor - Graybar logo
Kathy M. Mazzarella's photo - Chairman & CEO of Graybar

Kathy M. Mazzarella

Chairman & CEO

73/100
8,200
$850M
$7.9B
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Grainger's Competitor - Anixter logo
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William A. Galvin

President & CEO

77/100
8,700
- -
$8B
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Grainger's Competitor - Ingram Micro logo
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Alain Monie

CEO

76/100
35,000
- -
$48.5B
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Grainger's Competitor - Arrow Electronics logo
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Michael J. Long

Chairman & CEO

66/100
20,100
- -
$32.6B
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Grainger's Competitor - HD Supply logo
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Shane O'Kelly

CEO

82/100
5,500
$957.4M
$5.2B
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Grainger's Competitor - Airgas logo
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Marcelo Fioranelli

CEO

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18,000
$4.6M
$6.2B
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Grainger's Competitor - Motion Industries logo
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Randy Breaux

President

63/100
7,000
- -
$6B
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Grainger's Competitor - Winsupply logo
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John McKenzie

President

81/100
7,000
- -
$3.9B
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Grainger's Competitor - MSC logo
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Erik Gershwind

President & CEO

73/100
6,700
- -
$3.2B
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Grainger's Competitor - Brady logo
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Travis Brady

President & CEO

88/100
500
- -
$773.5M
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Grainger's Competitor - Evoqua logo
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Ronald C. Keating

CEO

59/100
2,449
$825M
$1.4B
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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 Electrical & Electronics goods field. WESCO generates 138% 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 64% 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.

Grainger Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$12.3B

Grainger's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 10.9B. Over the last four quarters, Grainger's revenue has grown by 6.3%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $3.2B; in Q1 2021, it was $3.1B; in Q4 2020, it was $2.9B; in Q3 2020, Grainger's revenue was $3B.

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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E&R Industrial

Aug 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 4 companies and its latest acquisition was Cromwell Group in Jul 2015.

Grainger Funding History

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Grainger Investments

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Grainger News

July 30, 2021Industrial Distribution News

Grainger's Non-Pandemic Sales Jumped 31% in Q2, Gross Margin Stabilizes

The company's net profit nearly doubles from a year earlier, largely due to divestments made in 2020.... See more »
July 30, 2021MarketScreener

Grainger Reports Results For The Second Quarter 2021

(marketscreener.com) CHICAGO, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Quarter Highlights Delivered sales... See more »
July 30, 2021Markets Insider

W.W. Grainger Maintains FY21 Outlook - Quick Facts

(RTTNews) - While reporting financial results for the second quarter on Friday, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (... See more »
July 28, 2021Markets Insider

Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) toda... See more »
July 15, 2021Industrial Distribution News

Grainger Gains 'Great Place to Work' Designation

The number of Grainger employees who said it was a great place to work was 29 percentage points highe... 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 76%. 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 $12.3B 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 Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  4. Who are Grainger's competitors?

    Grainger's top competitors are WESCO, Graybar, Anixter