A relatively quiet week across the market didn't include major news on acquisitions or executive leadership changes, but market analysis on Amazon.com, Kaman Industrial Technologies, and the global fasteners market highlighted the past seven days on Industrial Distribution.
Here's this week's Top 5:
The Latest On Amazon's New & Planned U.S. Distribution Centers (Blog): It seems like every other week Amazon.com is announcing plans for a new fulfillment center, as the e-tailer giant continues to bring its products closer to its customers and enable faster delivery. This piece provides a rundown of Amazon's latest announcements regarding new distribution and fulfillment centers across the U.S.
Kaman Industrial Eyes Continued Growth After Solid 2014 (Blog): ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses Kaman's profitable Q4, recent acquisitions and their current impacts, and what the No. 20 company on ID's 2014 Big 50 List has in store for 2015.
Grainger Reports February Sales Results: Grainger didn't give dollar amounts in its monthly sales report, released Thursday, but said sales increased 2 percent year-over-year and organic sales increased 4 percent. Sales in the U.S. increased 10 percent and declined 10 percent in Canada.
Sonepar USA Names New President Of Key Accounts, Acquires QED: Ever-active Sonepar has made two recent announcements in its U.S. subsidiary with the news that Sean Leahy will join the company's senior management team as the new President of Sonepar USA Key Accounts, and that the company has acquired Denver, CO-based Quality Electrical Distribution (QED).
Global Industrial Fasteners Market Expected To Top $104 Billion By 2020: Market research and consulting firm Grand View Research recently published an industrial fasteners market analysis, which shows its global market topping the $104 billion mark by 2020. The research shows that the global market is expected to witness significant demand growth over the next six years on account of increasing demand for fasteners in the automotive industry.