Grainger Returns to Acquisitions

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One of the largest MRO distributors, Chicago, IL-based Grainger, has returned to acquisitions as a growth vehicle after several years of building and refining its branch network and sales strategy. Now, Grainger is using acquisitions to fuel growth overseas, as well as to build out key parts of its portfolio, including services and specialty brands.

On the Specialty Brands side, Grainger has been refining …

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