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Grainger 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

United States



+5% in local currency


Other Businesses

+19% in local currency


Please visit to access a recorded message with additional details about April 2015 sales.  Grainger is scheduled to report May 2015 sales on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

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.

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.

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