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04/16/14Grainger Reports Record Results For The 2014 First Quarter
Reiterates 2014 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Highlights -- Sales of $2.4 billion, up 5 percent -- March sales up 8 percent, including 1 pp benefit from holiday timing -- Operating earnings of $354 million, up 3 percent -- EPS of $3.07, up 4 percent -- Repurchased 615,000 shares CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $2.3 billion ... 
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04/08/14Public Safety Curriculums Become Part of Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program
Company also Invites 25 Community Colleges to Join its Roster CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the expansion of its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program to offer financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in public safety programs. Public safety is one of the fastest growing fields of study at community col... 
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04/02/14Grainger Awards Its Top Honor To More Than 50 Americas Team Members
CHICAGO, APRIL 2, 2014 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced Americas team members who earned its President’s Club honor, the company’s most prestigious level of achievement. "It’s a privilege to induct this year’s group of President’s Club honorees,” said Grainger President, Chairman and CEO, Jim Ryan. “This award recognizes sales and customer s... 
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03/13/14Grainger Reports February 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of February 2014.  Sales increased 3 percent versus February 2013.  Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 3 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume, 1 percentage point from increased sales of se... 
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02/19/14Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 30, 2014
CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2014 – 2015 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the annual meeting are: Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey William K. Hall Stuart L. Levenick Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts Gary L. Rogers James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik John W. McCarter, Jr. will not stand for re-election.  Mr. McCart... 
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02/17/14Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its participation at investor conferences during the months of February and March 2014. February 20, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, FL. March 4, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. EST, Court Car... 
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02/13/14Grainger Reports January 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of January 2014.  Sales increased 3 percent versus January 2013. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 4 percent driven by 2 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 2 percentage po... 
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02/10/14Grainger’s 2014 Customer Show Features the Solutions, Expertise and Products to Help Customers Get the Job Done
Biggest Grainger Show to Date with More Than 15,000 Attendees ORLANDO, Fla., FEBRUARY 10, 2014 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today welcomes more than 15,000 attendees to its annual show in Orlando, Fla. Scheduled through February 11, the event brings together customers, suppliers and Grainger team members nationwide to discuss emerging trends in areas such as inventory management,... 
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01/29/14Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of 93 cents per share payable on March 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 10, 2014. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-... 
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01/24/14Grainger Reports Record Results For Year Ended December 31, 2013
Company Adjusts 2014 Guidance for Foreign Exchange Headwinds; Now Expects $12.10 to $12.85 Earnings per Share 2013 Highlights -- Sales of $9.4 billion, up 5 percent -- Reported EPS of $11.13, up 17 percent -- Adjusted EPS of $11.52, up 10 percent -- Operating cash flow of $986 million, up 21 percent CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported record results for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Sales of $9.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $9.... 
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01/02/14Grainger Named a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO, January 2, 2014 –Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, was named to the Chicago Tribune’s 2013 Top Workplaces list for the fourth consecutive year. The company ranked as the 11th best large employer in the Chicago area, based on feedback from employees who described Grainger as having a “challenging and rewarding culture” that helps them “continuously learn and develop... 
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