CHICAGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2015. Sales increased 1 percent versus April 2014. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 3 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price. April 2015 had 22 selling days, the same as April 2014. The 2015 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2014 second quarter.
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New QSSP-Trained Professionals Ready to Assist with Workplace Safety
CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that nearly 40 additional Grainger team members earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), as the company continues to expand its safety expertise in an effort to best serve its customers.
The QSSP program is sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the association for personal protective equipment and technologies. The week-long QSSP course focuses on the technical an...
CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate at the following investor conferences during the 2015 second quarter.
May 6, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL...
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2014 full year and 2015 first quarter performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor.
Shareholders re-elected the following directors:
Brian P. Anderson
Michael J. Roberts
V. Ann Hailey
Gary L. Rogers
William K. Hall
James T. Ryan
Stuart L. Levenick
E. Scott Santi
Neil S. Novich
no slides will be available due to Fireside Chat format presentation
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.. Learn more about the company or view our fact sheet.