Grainger’s Product & Service Plans

At the Morgan Keegan Industrial/Transportation Conference last week, Chicago-based distributor Grainger outlined its plans to continue building on both its product portfolio and its service offerings.

Product Expansion
Grainger U.S. President Michael Pulick says the company is aiming for up to 500,000 products in its portfolio. That would be up from 85,000 in 2005.

In recent years, the distributor has added products in plumbing, fleet maintenance and metalworking, among others. It has also added to current categories with products that boast different features or functions.

Grainger also plans to continue growing its private label offering, Pulick says. Right now,…

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