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11/12/14Grainger Provides Outlook At Analyst Meeting
Reiterates 2014 guidance and issues 2015 EPS guidance of $12.90 to $13.80 CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2014 /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.  Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan hosted the event.  The meeting also included presentations from other Grainger leaders. "We continue to lea... 
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11/12/14Grainger Reports October 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of October 2014.  Sales increased 6 percent versus October 2013. Results for the month included a 1 percentage point contribution from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 7 percent driven by 6 percentage points of volume growth and a 1 percentage point contri... 
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11/10/14Grainger To Host Annual Analyst Meeting
CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2014 /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 Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 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, Senior Vice President and Group President,  Global S... 
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10/29/14Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. today declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on December 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 10, 2014. 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. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O... 
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10/16/14Grainger Reports Results For The 2014 Third Quarter
Quarterly Highlights -- Sales of $2.6 billion, up 7 percent -- Operating earnings of $386 million, up 11 percent -- EPS of $3.30, up 12 percent CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 7 percent versus $2.4 billion in the 2013 third quarter.  There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2013.  Net earnings for the third quarter increased 9 perce... 
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09/12/14Grainger Reports August 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of August 2014.  Daily sales increased 7 percent versus August 2013.  Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 6 percent driven by volume.  The month of August 2014 had 21 selling days versus 22 selling... 
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09/09/14Grainger Names Dean Johnson As New President Of Acklands-Grainger
CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger.  Johnson assumes this role from Eric Nowlin who elected to return to California with his family at the end of his expat assignment. "We thank Eric for his leadership and years of service to Grainger, and we wish h... 
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09/04/14Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified by New LEED Standards
Facility is Expected to Consume up to 50 Percent Less Energy for Cooling than Similar Data Centers CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type.  This data center features an advanced coolin... 
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09/02/14Acklands-Grainger Inc. Completes Acquisition Of WFS Enterprises Inc.
TORONTO, ON September 2, 2014 – Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of WFS Enterprises Inc. (WFS), a leading distributor of tools and supplies to industrial markets in Southern Ontario and select U.S. locations. Acklands-Grainger previously announced its agreement to acquire WFS on July 21, 2014. Founded in 1955 as Windsor Factory Supply and based in Windsor, Ont... 
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