As we did last year, we'd like to take this final week of 2017 to take a look back at the most-viewed news items posted on Industrial Distribution this past calendar year.
As expected, familiar major names of Grainger, Amazon and Lowe's led our news headlines this year, joined by HD Supply, Stanley Black & Decker and Fastenal.
What made the most waves in 2017? Look below:
Report: Lowe's To Implement Staffing Changes, Layoffs (Jan. 16)
Grainger Officially Launches New E-Commerce Offering, Gamut.com (June 5)
Following Acquisition, HD Supply Waterworks Is Now Core & Main (Aug. 30)
Amazon To Open 3 New Fulfillment Centers In California, Georgia & Florida (June 7)
Amazon Business Launches Business Prime Shipping; Grainger Responds (Oct. 24)
Grainger Accelerates Pricing Actions After Q1 Sales Tick Up, Profit Slides (April 18)
Lowe's To Acquire MRO Distributor Maintenance Supply Headquarters For $512 Million (May 23)
Stanley Black & Decker Buying Craftsman Brand From Sears (Jan. 5)
Amazon Asks Large Consumer Brands To Sell Direct (April 7)
Fastenal To Acquire Michigan-Based Manufacturer's Supply Co. (March 3)
Also, check out ID's Top 10 Blogs of 2017 here