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12/17/15Grainger Shares List Of 10 Safety Questions Commonly Asked In 2015
Grainger Safety Specialists Answer More Than 120,000 Questions During the Year CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its list of 10 Safety Questions Commonly Asked in 2015.  During the course of the year, customers nationwide contact Grainger Technical Product Specialists to help answer questions on key safety issues. From the more than 120,000 safety questions received in 2015, below are 10 frequently asked questions that Grainger was able to help customers answer. Visit https://www.grainger.com/tpstopten for the answers to th... 
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12/11/15Grainger Reports November 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of November 2015. Company daily sales declined 2 percent in November of 2015 versus November of 2014. The sales performance included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015, and a 3 percentage point reduction from foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales declined 3 percent driven by a 1 percentage point decline in price and a 2 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal and safety products. Sales in November 2014 benefited from winter storms as well as Ebola related safety... 
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12/02/15Grainger Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index
For the Second Year in a Row, Grainger Receives Score of 100 Percent CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).  This marks the second consecutive year that Grainger achieved a perfect score on this ranking. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Grainger joins 391 ot... 
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11/23/15Grainger To Present At Credit Suisse 3rd Annual Industrials Conference
CHICAGO, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 3rd Annual Industrials Conference in Palm Beach, FL, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  The audio webcast of the event, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST, will be available for 30 days at the following web site, www.grainger.com/investor.  The presentation slides will be posted in the News and Events section of the web site.  About Grainger W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.   To view the ... 
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11/12/15Grainger Reports October 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of October 2015.  Company daily sales declined 1 percent in October of 2015 versus October of 2014.  The sales performance included 4 percentage points from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015 and a 3 percentage point reduction from foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales declined 2 percent driven by a 1 percentage point decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of safety products.  In October 2014, incremental sales of Ebola-related safety products contributed 1 percentage point to sales gr... 
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11/12/15Grainger Provides Outlook At Analyst Meeting
Reiterates 2015 guidance and issues 2016 EPS guidance of $10.80 to $13.00 CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today held its Annual Analyst Meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Jim Ryan, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the event.  The meeting also included presentations from other Grainger leaders. "We serve the needs of customers who are committed to keeping their facilities running and their people safe.  The MRO market is large, highly fragmented and offers tremendous opportunity for growth," said Chairman, P... 
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11/10/15Grainger To Host Annual Analyst Meeting
CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, will host its Annual Analyst Meeting on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan will host the event.  The meeting will also include presentations from the following leaders: DG Macpherson, Chief Operating Officer David Rawlinson, Vice President, Online Business Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer The event will be webcast live beginning at 10:30 a.m. CST / 11:30 a.m. EST and may be accessed on Grainger's I... 
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10/28/15Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.17 per share payable on December 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on November 9, 2015. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300167849.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328: o... 
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10/16/15Grainger Reports Results For The 2015 Third Quarter
Quarterly Highlights - Sales of $2.5 billion, down 1 percent, flat organic - Operating earnings of $341 million, down 12 percent - EPS of $2.92, down 12 percent, or $3.03, down 8 percent excluding charges - Returned $812 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 third quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Sales of $2.5 billion declined 1 percent versus $2.6 billion in the 2014 third quarter.  There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2014.  Net earnings for the third quarter were down 17 percent to $192 million versus $230 million in 2014.  Earning... 
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09/14/15Grainger To Present At 3rd Annual Morgan Stanley Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced D.G. Macpherson, Chief Operating Officer will present at the 3rd Annual Morgan Stanley Conference in Laguna Beach, CA on September 17, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. PDT. Interested parties can access the live audio webcast of the presentation at Grainger's Investor Relations website, www.grainger.com/investor.  The event will be available for 30 days, and the presentation slides will be posted in the News and Events, Presentations and Webcasts section of Grainger's Investor Relations website. About Grainger ... 
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09/14/15Grainger Reports August 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of August 2015.  Sales declined 2 percent versus August 2014.  Results for the month included a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange and a 1 percentage point increase from acquisitions.  Sales were flat on an organic basis consisting of 1 percentage point from volume offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price.  The month of August 2015 had 21 selling days, the same as August 2014.  The 2015 third quarter will have 64 selling days, the same as the 2014 third quarter.    August Sales by Segment 2015 v. 2014 United ... 
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09/01/15Grainger Completes Acquisition Of Cromwell
CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, together with its subsidiaries ("Cromwell").  Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Leicester, England, Cromwell is the largest independent MRO distributor in the United Kingdom, serving more than 35,000 industrial and manufacturing customers worldwide with more than 80,000 industrial products and employing more than 2,150 team members. Sales for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, are... 
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08/13/15Grainger Reports July 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2015.  Sales declined 1 percent versus July 2014.  Results for the month included a 4 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange and a 1 percentage point increase from acquisitions.  Sales increased 2 percent on an organic basis, excluding foreign exchange and acquisitions, driven by 3 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price. The month of July 2015 had 22 selling days, the same as in July 2014.  The 2015 third quarter will have 64 selling days, the same as the 2014 third quarter.    July Sales by Segme... 
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07/30/15Grainger Announces Agreement To Acquire Cromwell, The Largest Independent British MRO Distributor
- Attractive opportunity to accelerate growth of the online model in the U.K. and Germany - Transaction price will be £310M GBP/approximately $482 million USD - Expected to be immediately EPS accretive and $0.10 to $0.15 accretive to Grainger's 2016 EPS - Grainger to host a live conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. EDT today CHICAGO, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, together with its subsidiaries ("Cromwell") on a cash ... 
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07/29/15Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.17 per share payable on September 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 10, 2015. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300120524.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, G... 
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07/17/15Grainger Reports Results For The 2015 Second Quarter
Revises 2015 Guidance Quarterly Highlights - Sales of $2.5 billion, up 1 percent, up 3 percent organic - Operating earnings of $357 million, up 5 percent - Net earnings of $221 million, up 7 percent - EPS of $3.25, up 11 percent - $373 million returned to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends CHICAGO, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Sales of $2.5 billion increased 1 percent versus $2.5 billion in the 2014 second quarter. There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2014. Net earnings for the quarter increased 7 percent to $221 million versus $206 million... 
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07/14/15Grainger Detects Cybersecurity Incident
No Evidence of Impact to Customers, Suppliers or Employees CHICAGO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 2, Grainger's IT security team discovered that the company was the subject of a cyberattack and that the intruders were able to access limited information on Grainger's network.  In response, Grainger immediately began following its cybersecurity protocol by working with leading cybersecurity experts to investigate the situation; implementing enhanced security measures; and quickly notifying law enforcement officials.  The company has not experienced any service disruptions or outages as a result of the incident.  The initial phase of this ongoing investigation is complete.  At th... 
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06/29/15Grainger Names Chief Operating Officer
Announces Executive Team Change CHICAGO, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced a change in its leadership structure to drive greater growth and ensure tighter coordination between operating functions, business units and business models.  DG Macpherson assumes the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Grainger, effective August 1, 2015, reporting to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan. As COO, Macpherson will have oversight and accountability for all of the operating units of the company globally, including the company's multi-channel and single channel business models as well as Enterprise Systems. Most recently, Macp... 
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06/12/15Grainger Reports May 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2015.  Daily sales were flat versus May 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 2 percent driven by 3 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price.  May 2015 had 20 selling days, one fewer than May 2014.  The 2015 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2014 second quarter.    May Sales by Segment 2015 v. 2014 ... 
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05/13/15Grainger Reports April 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2015.  Sales increased 1 percent versus April 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 3 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price.  April 2015 had 22 selling days, the same as April 2014.  The 2015 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2014 second quarter.    April Sales by Segment 2015 v. 2014 ... 
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05/11/15Grainger Continues To Add Safety Expertise And Resources To Help Customers Stay Safe On The Job
New QSSP-Trained Professionals Ready to Assist with Workplace Safety CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that nearly 40 additional Grainger team members earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), as the company continues to expand its safety expertise in an effort to best serve its customers.  The QSSP program is sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the association for personal protective equipment and technologies.  The week-long QSSP course focuses on the technical an... 
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05/04/15Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /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 at the following investor conferences during the 2015 second quarter. May 6, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL. May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL... 
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04/29/15Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2014 full year and 2015 first quarter performance.  A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following directors: Brian P. Anderson Michael J. Roberts V. Ann Hailey Gary L. Rogers William K. Hall James T. Ryan Stuart L. Levenick E. Scott Santi Neil S. Novich ... 
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04/29/15Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 8 Percent
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 8 percent to $1.17 per share payable on June 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 11, 2015.  Grainger has delivered 44 consecutive years of increased dividends. "We are committed to providing value to shareholders through consistent increases in the dividend and through share repurchases," said Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan.  "Earlier this month, we announced plans to buy back $3 billion of stock with cash generated by the business and through debt issuance.  This important change in our c... 
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04/16/15Grainger Reports Results For The 2015 First Quarter
Revises 2015 Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.4 billion, up 2 percent - Operating earnings of $351 million, down 1 percent - EPS of $3.07, flat to prior year - Adjusted EPS of $3.10, up 1 percent excluding $0.03 per share restructuring costs - Repurchased 634,000 shares CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 first quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Sales of $2.4 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014.  There were 63 selling days in the 2015 first quarter, the same number as the 2014 first quarter.  Net earnings for the quarter declined 3 percent to $211 million versus $217... 
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04/16/15Grainger Announces Permanent Change To Capital Structure And Intent To Buy Back $3 Billion In Common Stock
CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of $3 billion of its common stock over the next three years.  The share repurchase will be financed with a combination of cash and the issuance of new, permanent debt.  In addition, the Board increased the repurchase authorization to 15 million shares.  This replaces a prior program of 10 million shares approved in April 2014.  "This program reflects our confidence in the business and future prospects of the company and better optimizes our balance sheet," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan.  "We are committed to creating shareholder... 
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03/12/15Grainger Reports February 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of February 2015.  Sales increased 2 percent versus February 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 4 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume and a 2 percentage point benefit from favorable comparability to the business disruptions in February 2014 due to extreme weather.  This increase was partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from winter storms in Februar... 
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03/04/15Grainger Earns Top Spot in Category of Wholesalers: Diversified on the FORTUNE List of World's Most Admired Companies
CHICAGO, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it earned the number one ranking on FORTUNE magazine's 2015 List of World's Most Admired Companies in the category of Wholesalers: Diversified.  This ranking is consistent with 2014, when the company also earned the top spot in this category. "At Grainger, we are committed to building a workplace where dedicated, talented people can thrive and serve customers, colleagues and business partners with excellence," said Grainger's Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Joseph High.  "This r... 
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02/12/15Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /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 2015. February 19, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. EST, D.G. Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, FL. March 3, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. Inter... 
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02/12/15Grainger Reports January 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of January 2015.  Daily sales increased 3 percent versus January 2014. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 2 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 4 percent on a daily basis driven by 4 percentage points from volume and a 2 percentage point benefit from favorable comparability to the business disruptions in January 2014 due to the extreme weather.  This increase was partially offset by a 2 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products. January 20... 
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01/28/15Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on March 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 9, 2015. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10.0 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300027007.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328 or Gra... 
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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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