ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC, 10-K/A filed on 3/9/2020
Amended Annual Report
Cover - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 03, 2020
Mar. 06, 2020
Jun. 28, 2019
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Amendment Description Anixter International Inc. (the “Company,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment No. 1”) to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020 (the “Form 10-K”), which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 20, 2020, to provide the information required by Part III of Form 10-K. This information was previously omitted from the Form 10-K in reliance on General Instruction G(3) to Form 10-K, which permits the information in Part III to be incorporated in the Form 10-K by reference from our definitive proxy statement if such statement is filed no later than 120 days after end of our fiscal year. We are filing this Amendment No. 1 to include Part III information in our Form 10-K because we will not file a definitive proxy statement containing this information within 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by the Form 10-K. This Amendment No. 1 amends and restates in their entirety Items 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Part III of the Form 10-K.    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
Document Period End Date Jan. 03, 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-03    
Entity File Number 001-10212    
Entity Registrant Name Anixter International Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000052795    
Entity Tax Identification Number 94-1658138    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Address Address Line1 2301 Patriot Blvd    
Entity Address, City or Town Glenview    
Entity Address, State or Province IL    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 60026    
City Area Code (224)    
Local Phone Number 521-8000    
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $1 par value    
Trading Symbol AXE    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,810,436,970
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   34,001,490