News Releases

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | Search All News
 
DateTitle  
10/17/17Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Third Quarter
Company Narrows 2017 Guidance and Maintains EPS Midpoint Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.6 billion, up 3 percent on a daily basis - U.S. segment volume up 7 percent - Reported EPS of $2.79, down 9 percent - Adjusted EPS of $2.90, down 5 percent CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2017 third quarter ended September 30, 2017.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 2 percent versus the third quarter of 2016.  There were 63 selling days in the 2017 third quarter, one fewer than the 2016 third quarter.  On a daily basis, sales increased 3 percent versus the prior year.  Net earnings for the quarter of $162 million were down 13 per... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
09/07/17Grainger To Present At The Morgan Stanley 5th Annual Laguna Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO) serving businesses and institutions, today announced that D.G. Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer will present at the Morgan Stanley 5th Annual Laguna Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., on September 14, 2017, at 11:40 a.m. PDT. Interested parties can access the live audio webcast of the presentation in the News and Events section of Grainger's Investor Relations website, www.grainger.com/investor.  About Grainger W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
08/29/17Grainger Earns High Marks on 2017 Disability Equality Index and Named A "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion"
Disabilities-Focused Business Resource Group Forming for Team Members CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, earned high marks on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and the designation of being a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network. The achievement highlights Grainger's commitment to creating a great team member experience and an inclusive workplace where dedicated, talented people can thrive. The DEI is a national, annual benchmarkin... 
 Printer Friendly Version
08/02/17Grainger Announces Retirement Of Jim Ryan As Board Chairman
DG Macpherson, Grainger CEO, to become Chairman as Planned CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stu Levenick, Lead Director of the Board for Grainger (NYSE:GWW), today announced that upon the retirement of Jim Ryan, Board Chairman, the Board of Directors has named DG Macpherson, Grainger CEO, to assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board, effective October 1, 2017.  Macpherson's appointment to Chairman is part of the succession plan highlighted in August of last year, when Macpherson was named CEO.  "We thank Jim for his nearly 37 years of service with Grainger, including eight years as CEO," said Levenick.  "Jim's leadership established an industry foothold in IT and eComme... 
 Printer Friendly Version
07/26/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share payable on Sept. 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Aug. 14, 2017. About Grainger 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.   View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300494598.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Senior Director, External Affairs, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, Grai... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
07/25/17W.W. Grainger, Inc. Names Beatriz R. Perez to its Board of Directors
CHICAGO, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has appointed Beatriz "Bea" R. Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, to its Board of Directors.  She will serve on the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee, and the Compensation Committee of Grainger's Board.  Named to her current position in March 2017, Perez leads a newly integrated team across public affairs and communications, sustainability and global partnerships to... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
07/19/17Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter
Reiterates 2017 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.6 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $1.67, down 40 percent, reflecting $1.07 per share of charges primarily from streamlining unprofitable businesses - Adjusted EPS of $2.74, down 5 percent, in line with company expectations CHICAGO, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2017 second quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.6 billion in the second quarter of 2016.  There were 64 selling days in the 2017 second quarter, the same as the 2016 second quarter.  Net earnings for the quarter of $98 million were down 43 percen... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
06/05/17Grainger Launches Gamut.com for Customers Seeking Robust Product and Application Information to Help Solve Problems Quickly
Broad, Curated Range of Industrial Products Offered in an Easy-to-Use Website CHICAGO, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the launch of Gamut.com, a new e-commerce capability designed to provide useful information to industrial professionals seeking time-saving solutions for challenging projects. Gamut.com uses a proprietary information system that manages and organizes a comprehensive list of product attributes, application-specific imagery and rich, technical data. This enables the website to generate relevant, curated search results... 
 Printer Friendly Version
06/01/17Grainger Releases White Paper on Building a Sustainable Safety Culture in Time for National Safety Month
Paper Examines Safety Culture as a Critical Concept for Explaining, Understanding and Preventing Workplace Accidents CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today released a new white paper titled "How We Should Talk about Safety Culture: Rewriting the Conversation," in conjunction with National Safety Month in June. Published on The Safety Record SM by Grainger, the white paper introduces a new model that defines safety culture as an outcome of what management says about safety and what workers see, rather than a starting point that regulates saf... 
 Printer Friendly Version
05/17/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2017 second quarter. May 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL. June 7, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, will present at the Robert W. Baird Global Business Services Conference in New York, NY. June 14, 2017 at 12:40 p.m. CDT, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
04/26/17Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) held its annual shareholder meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois, today. Grainger Chairman Jim Ryan presided over the meeting and Chief Executive Officer D.G. Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2016 full year and 2017 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders elected the following 10 directors: Rodney C. Adkins Neil S. Novich Brian P. Anderson Michael J. Roberts V. Ann Hailey James T. Ryan Stuart L. Levenick E. Scott Santi D.G. ... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
04/26/17Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 5 Percent
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 5 percent to $1.28 per share payable on June 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on May 8, 2017.  Grainger has delivered 46 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Consistently increasing the dividend demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value.  At the same time, we will continue to manage the business to drive long-term results," said Grainger Chairman Jim Ryan. About Grainger W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating ... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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 ... 
 Printer Friendly Version
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... 
 Printer Friendly Version
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... 
 Printer Friendly Version
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... 
 Printer Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version
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... 
Download PDFPrinter Friendly Version

Data provided by Nasdaq. Minimum 15 minutes delayed.