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|03/13/14||Grainger Reports February 2014 Sales Results|
|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 sales of seasonal products, partially offset by a 2 percentage points decline from business disruptions due to the extreme weather that closed customer and Grainger facilities across the United States at times d... || |
|02/19/14||Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 30, 2014|
|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. Anderson
V. Ann Hailey
William K. Hall
Stuart L. Levenick
Neil S. Novich
Michael J. Roberts
Gary L. Rogers
James T. Ryan
E. Scott Santi
James D. Slavik
John W. McCarter, Jr. will not stand for re-election. Mr. McCarter has been a board member of Grainger since 1990 and served as a member of the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee.
Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Execu... || |
|02/17/14||Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences|
|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, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. EST, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas, will present at the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL.
March 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Paul Mille... |
|02/13/14||Grainger Reports January 2014 Sales Results|
|CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of January 2014. Sales increased 3 percent versus January 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 sales increased 4 percent driven by 2 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 2 percentage points from strong sales of seasonal products, partially offset by a 2 percentage points decline from business disruptions due to the extreme weather that closed customer and Grainger facilities across ... || |
|01/29/14||Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend|
|CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of 93 cents per share payable on March 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 10, 2014.
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.
SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.
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|01/24/14||Grainger Reports Record Results For Year Ended December 31, 2013|
|Company Adjusts 2014 Guidance for Foreign Exchange Headwinds; Now Expects $12.10 to $12.85 Earnings per Share
-- Sales of $9.4 billion, up 5 percent
-- Reported EPS of $11.13, up 17 percent
-- Adjusted EPS of $11.52, up 10 percent
-- Operating cash flow of $986 million, up 21 percent
CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported record results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Sales of $9.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $9.0 billion in 2012. Reported net earnings of $797 million increased 16 percent versus $690 million in 2012. Reported earnings per share of $11.13 increased 17 percent versus $9.52 in 2012. The years... |