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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.  ... 
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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 $... 
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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 informati... 
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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 ... 
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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 p... 
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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... 
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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 resu... 
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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 s... 
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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 arch... 
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