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04/18/17Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 First Quarter
Announces Acceleration of Ongoing Pricing Actions to Enhance Share Gain Lowers 2017 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.5 billion, up 1 percent - Reported EPS of $2.93, down 2 percent - Adjusted EPS of $2.88, down 9 percent CHICAGO, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2017 first quarter ended March 31, 2017.  Sales of $2.5 billion increased 1 percent versus $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2016.  There were 64 selling days in the 2017 first quarter, the same as the 2016 first quarter.  Net earnings for the quarter of $175 million were down 6 percent versus $187 million in 2016.  Earnings per share of $2.93 d... 
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04/04/17Grainger Announces First Quarter 2017 Conference Call
CHICAGO, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) today announced that it will hold a live conference call to discuss the company's first quarter 2017 results on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:00 am EDT / 10:00 am CDT.  The call will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed via Grainger's Investor Relations website, www.grainger.com/investor.   An online archive of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the event. About Grainger W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of mainte... 
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03/14/17Grainger Adds Expanded Soft-Toe, Slip-Resistant Line to Online Safety Footwear Program
Offering Creates a Single-Source Solution for Safety Footwear Program Management ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced today, during the 2017 #GraingerShow, the expansion of its online safety footwear program to include a growing line of soft-toe, slip-resistant footwear options for its customers. The expanded offering creates a complete safety footwear solution for industries like food and beverage manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality, where some – or all – employees work in areas susceptible to slipping hazards, but may ... 
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03/13/17Grainger Adds Cutting Tool Reconditioning to Metalworking Solutions
Strategic Relationship with US Tool Saves Customers Money with Like-New Tooling ORLANDO, Fla., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced today, during the 2017 #GraingerShow, the addition of a cutting tool reconditioning service to its metalworking solutions. The new offering helps manufacturing customers reduce the waste of discarding worn end mills and drills bits by repairing the tools' cutting edges back to original specifications for a fraction of the cost of buying new tools. The service focuses on high-speed steel and carbide round tooling... 
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03/08/17Grainger Named Among Fortune's 2017 World's Most Admired Companies
Company Ranks First on Wholesalers: Diversified List for Fourth Straight Year CHICAGO, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, is again named to Fortune's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies for 2017. Among industry competitors in the Wholesalers: Diversified category, Grainger ranks No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year. "It's an honor to be recognized again as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for 2017," said Grainger Chief Executive Officer, DG Macpherson. "Our energized, talented team members are the key to maintaining Grai... 
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02/27/17Grainger Brings Industry Expertise to its Online Knowledge Center
New Site Shares Insights and Trends to Help Businesses Improve Operations CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, introduces the Knowledge Center by Grainger. This online resource center is designed to provide insights and information to customers who are looking for ways to save time and money, while increasing productivity. Housed on Grainger.com, the Knowledge Center contains articles and information from Grainger and third-party professionals who provide perspectives on the latest trends affecting customers in industries such as manufacturing... 
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02/21/17Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 26, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) has selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2017-2018 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders are: Rodney C. Adkins Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey Stuart L. Levenick D.G. Macpherson Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik Gary L. Rogers will not stand for re-election in accordance with the Company's Criteria for Membership on the Board of Directors, which provide that an outside director generally will not be nominated after the age of 72.  Mr. Rogers has bee... 
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02/20/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /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 in the following investor conferences during the 2017 first quarter. February 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. EST, DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, FL. March 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. Interested parties can access the live audio webc... 
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02/08/17Grainger Announces The Initiation Of Quarterly Conference Calls
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced plans to begin hosting live quarterly conference calls beginning with the release of first quarter 2017 results scheduled for April 18, 2017. The calls will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As part of this change, and consistent with its focus on managing the business for the long term, Grainger will discontinue its practice of reporting monthly sales results. Quarterly conference calls for 2017 are scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. Central time on the following dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Tu... 
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01/25/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2017. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300396574.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, Graing... 
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01/25/17Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2016
Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $1.01; $2.45 Adjusted EPS Will Host Live Conference Call Today at 11:00 am EST 2016 Highlights - Sales of $10.1 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $9.87, down 15 percent - Adjusted EPS of $11.58, down 3 percent - Cash flow from operations of $1.0 billion - Free cash flow of $774 million, up 23 percent - Cash returned to shareholders of $1.1 billion CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  Sales of $10.1 billion were up 2 percent versus $10 billion in 2015.  Reported net earnings of $606 million declined 21 percent versus $769 million in 2015.  Reporte... 
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