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01/26/15Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2014
Company Adjusts 2015 Guidance for FX and Canadian Macroeconomic Headwinds; Now Expects Earnings per Share of $12.60 to $13.60 2014 Highlights - Sales of $10.0 billion, up 6 percent - Reported EPS of $11.45, up 3 percent - Adjusted EPS of $12.26, up 6 percent CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the year ended December 31, 2014.  Sales of $10.0 billion increased 6 percent versus $9.4 billion in 2013.  Reported net earnings of $802 million increased 1 percent versus $797 million in 2013.  Reported earnings per share of $11.45 increased 3 percent versus $11.13 in 2013.  Unfavorable foreign exchange represented a $0.07 reduction to... 
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12/12/14Grainger To Withdraw Chicago Stock Exchange Listing, Retains NYSE Listing
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced plans to voluntarily withdraw the listing of its common stock from the Chicago Stock Exchange.  Grainger's common stock will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Grainger has decided to withdraw its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings.  The withdrawal is expected to be effective next month.  Grainger does not believe that withdrawing its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange will have any effect on the liquidity of its common stock.  The Chicago Stock Exchange will continue to trade Grainger com... 
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12/12/14Grainger Reports November 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of November 2014.  Daily sales increased 8 percent versus November 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 daily sales increased 9 percent driven by 7 percentage points of volume growth, a 1 percentage point contribution from sales of Ebola-related safety products and 1 percentage point from increased sales of seasonal products.  The month of November 2014 had 19 selling days, one fewer than in November 2013.  The... 
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12/10/14Grainger Named to Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces List for 2014
The Company Earns this Distinction for the Fifth Consecutive Year CHICAGO, DECEMBER 10, 2014  – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, recently was named to the Chicago Tribune’s 2014 Top Workplaces list for the fifth consecutive year. The company ranked as the 15th best large employer in the Chicago area, based on feedback from employees who described Grainger as a “strong company” and that they are “part of something meaningful.” “Our customers are faced with the ongoing challenge of increasing productivity and reducing expenses, while maintaining a safe environment,” said Grain... 
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Recent Events
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01/26/15 7:30 a.m. ET
Q4 2014 Grainger Earnings Release and Podcast
12/12/14 8:00 a.m. ET
Grainger November Sales Release and Podcast
12/04/14 9:45 a.m. ET
Grainger at Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference

Company Information
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 also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.. Learn more about the company or view our fact sheet.


Upcoming EventsMore >>
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02/12/15 8:00 a.m. ET
Grainger January Sales Release and Podcast
02/19/15 9:45 a.m. ET
Grainger at Barclays Industrial Services Conference
03/03/15 1:05 p.m. ET
Grainger at Raymond James Annual Conference
03/12/15 8:00 a.m. ET
Grainger February Sales Release and Podcast


Monthly SalesMore >>
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12/11/14
Download Documentation November 2014
11/12/14
Download Documentation October 2014


Fact SheetsMore >>
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2014 Fact Book
Corporate Social Responsibility Fact Sheet
2014 Fact Sheet
Corporate Governance Fact Sheet
Compensation Practices Fact Sheet
CSR Overview


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