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07/27/16Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on August 8, 2016. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2015 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.p... 
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07/19/16Grainger Reports Results For The 2016 Second Quarter
Revises 2016 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.6 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $2.79, down 14 percent - Adjusted EPS of $2.89, down 12 percent CHICAGO, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2016 second quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015.  There were 64 selling days in the 2016 second quarter, the same as the 2015 second q... 
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06/13/16Grainger Reports May 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of May 2016.  Company daily sales increased 1 percent in May of 2016 versus May of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015.  Excluding acquisitions, organic daily sales were down 3 percent, driven by a 1 percentage point decrease in volume, a 1 percentage point decline in price, and a 1 percentag... 
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05/12/16Grainger Reports April 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of April 2016.  Company daily sales increased 4 percent in April of 2016 versus April of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015.  Excluding acquisitions, organic daily sales were flat driven by a 1 percentage point increase in volume and a 1 percentage point benefit from the timing of the Easter ... 
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04/27/16Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan and Chief Operating Officer DG Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2015 full year and 2016 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following directors:   ... 
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04/27/16Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 4.3 Percent
CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 4.3 percent to $1.22 per share payable on June 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on May 9, 2016. Grainger has delivered 45 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Consistently increasing the dividend demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value. At the same time, we will continue to invest in the business to drive long term r... 
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04/18/16Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, April 18, 2016 /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 2016 second quarter. May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and D.G. Macpherson, Chief Operating Officer, will present ... 
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04/18/16Grainger Reports Results For The 2016 First Quarter
Narrows 2016 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.5 billion, up 3 percent - Reported EPS of $2.98, down 3 percent - Adjusted EPS of $3.18, up 3 percent CHICAGO, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2016 first quarter ended March 31, 2016.  Sales of $2.5 billion increased 3 percent versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2015.  There were 64 selling days in the 2016 first quarter, one more than the 2015 first quart... 
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03/23/16Grainger Earns Top Spot in Category of Wholesalers: Diversified on the FORTUNE List of World's Most Admired Companies
This Marks the Third Consecutive Year Grainger Achieved the Top Ranking CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 /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 2016 List of World's Most Admired Companies in the category of Wholesalers: Diversified. This marks the third consecutive year Grainger attained the top spot in this categ... 
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