Walmart Selling Video Surveillance Through Grainger

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 29, 2015

Grainger is one of the world's biggest distributors, selling ~$10 billion in products annually. Though never a major player in video surveillance, Grainger has linked up with Walmart to sell video surveillance products direct to end users.

In this note, we break down the connection and analyze its impact on the market.

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