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Grainger Adds 85,000 Products to Catalog

Grainger catalog now has more than 300,000 products; online, Grainger features 500,000.
Chicago, IL-based Grainger (NYSE: GWW), distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, has released its 2010 catalog, with more than 300,000 maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, the company’s largest offering yet. A Grainger spokesman said that some of the products the company added to its catalog were previously featured on its Web site,
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Grainger added 85,000 new items to the catalog across product categories such as cutting tools, shelving and storage, and fleet maintenance products.
“Our customers have told us they want access to the broadest product offering with high inventory availability,” said D.G. Macpherson, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain.  “We’re continually adding to our product line and investing in our supply chain network so that when our customers have a need, we are poised and ready to address it quickly and accurately with a product solution."
Beyond the product expansion to the catalog, the company added products to its Web site, which now lists 500,000 products.
As of last February, Grainger had 240,000 products in its catalog and 300,000 online.

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