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. Learn more about the company or view our fact sheet.
-- Sales of $2.6 billion, up 7 percent
-- Operating earnings of $386 million, up 11 percent
-- EPS of $3.30, up 12 percent
CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Sales of $2.6 billion increased 7 percent versus $2.4 billion in the 2013 third quarter. There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2013. Net earnings for the third quarter increased 9 percent to $230 million versus $211 million in 2013. Earnings per share of $3.30 increased 12 percent versus $2.95 in 2013.
"We were pleased with the overall performance of the business in the quarter,...
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of August 2014. Daily sales increased 7 percent versus August 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 6 percent driven by volume. The month of August 2014 had 21 selling days versus 22 selling days in August 2013. The 2014 third quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2013 third quarter.
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CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger. Johnson assumes this role from Eric Nowlin who elected to return to California with his family at the end of his expat assignment.
"We thank Eric for his leadership and years of service to Grainger, and we wish him well," said Court Carruthers, senior vice president and group president, Americas. "We are excited to welcome Dean to Grainger. He is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success. ...
Facility is Expected to Consume up to 50 Percent Less Energy for Cooling than Similar Data Centers
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type.
This data center features an advanced cooling system. The energy used for cooling the facility is controlled by strictly managing the air flow, using outside air to cool the facility. As a result, Grainger expects the new data center to consum...