|12/13/13||Grainger's MonotaRO Named To Forbes Asia "Best Under A Billion" List|
|CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MonotaRO, a Japan-based leading eCommerce direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and affiliate of Grainger (NYSE: GWW), recently was named to the Forbes Asia "Best Under A Billion" list, which highlights 200 of the best small and mid-sized publicly traded companies in Asia Pacific.
"Congratulations to our MonotaRO team members," said DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International with Grainger. "MonotaRO and Grainger share the same commitment to providing customers the products they need, when they need them. This is at the core of everything we do, and it starts with ... |
|12/12/13||Grainger Reports November 2013 Sales Results|
|CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of November 2013. Daily sales increased 5 percent versus November 2012. Results for the month included 4 percentage points from acquisitions and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 3 percent driven by 6 percentage points of volume growth, partially offset by 2 percentage points decline from sales of hurricane-related products in November 2012 and 1 percentage point decline from price. In the fourth quarter of last year, Grainger provided hurricane-related products for the prepar... |
|12/03/13||Grainger To Present At Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference|
|CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference in New York City, New York, on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The audio webcast of the event, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. EST, will be available for 30 days at the following web site, www.grainger.com/investor. In addition, the presentation slides will be posted on the Presentations and Webcasts section of Grainger's Investor Relations web site, listed above.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2012 sales of $9 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and oper... |
|12/03/13||Grainger Announces Acquisition Of Safety Solutions Incorporated|
|Extends Leading Safety Offering and Enhances Value-Added Services for Manufacturing Customers
CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today acquired Safety Solutions Inc., a Dublin, Ohio-based distributor of safety footwear, supplies and services with a strong focus on the manufacturing sector. In 2012, Safety Solutions Inc. had sales of $63 million. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Including integration costs, Grainger expects the acquisition to be slightly dilutive to earnings in 2014 and slightly accretive in 2015.