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2014-06-12 08:31:30

CHICAGO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2014. Daily sales increased 6 percent versus May 2013. Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 5 percent driven by 6 percentage points from volume partially offset by a 1 percentage...

2014-06-11 08:35:44

The Educational and Helpful Program is Targeted to Small and Medium-Sized Business Owners LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mavenlink, a company that offers innovative online project management software, has just announced a new Thought Leadership Program that is ideal for both small and medium-sized business owners. The webinar, titled "The Cost of Doing Business," will be hosted by the company's CEO and co-founder Ray Grainger. Photo -...

2014-06-03 08:35:48

CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month. "Safety is a concern for every organization, regardless of the industry and Grainger has decades of experience in helping our customers, regardless of the safety challenge,"...

2014-05-13 08:35:16

CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2014. Sales increased 5 percent versus April 2013. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 5 percent driven by 7 percentage points from volume, partially offset by 2 percentage points from...

2014-05-02 12:28:11

CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its planned participation at the following investor conferences during the 2014 second quarter. -- May 6, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT, DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in...

2014-04-30 12:32:47

CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /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 a recap of 2013 full year and 2014 first quarter performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following 10 directors: Brian P. Anderson Michael J....

2014-04-30 12:32:43

CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 16 percent to $1.08 per share payable on June 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 12, 2014. Grainger has provided 43 consecutive years of increased dividends. In addition, the board authorized the purchase of up to 10 million shares of the company's outstanding common stock. Since 1984, Grainger has reduced the...

2014-03-13 08:30:35

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...

2014-02-19 16:25:49

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. AndersonV. Ann HaileyWilliam K. HallStuart L. LevenickNeil S. NovichMichael J. RobertsGary L. RogersJames T. RyanE. Scott SantiJames D. Slavik John W. McCarter, Jr. will not stand for re-election. Mr. McCarter has been...

2014-02-17 12:26:33

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,...


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