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Grainger 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 2014 fourth quarter will have 64 selling days, the same as the 2013 fourth quarter.  

November Daily Sales by Segment

2014 v. 2013

United States

+9%



Canada

+13% in local currency

+5%



Other Businesses

+23% in local currencies

+15%

Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about November 2014 sales.  Grainger is scheduled to report fourth quarter 2014 results on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. EST.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law.  Forward-looking statements relate to the company's expected future financial results and business plans, strategies and objectives and are not historical facts.  They are generally identified by qualifiers such as "forecasting" or similar expressions. There are risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could cause the company's results to differ materially from what is projected.  The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the company's most recent annual report, as well as the company's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, containing a discussion of the company's business and various factors that may affect it.

 

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SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Media, Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, or Grainger Media Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678; or Investors, Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M: 847-804-1383, or William Chapman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0881, M: 847-456-8647, or Casey Darby, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0099, M: 847-964-3281