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02/27/17Grainger Brings Industry Expertise to its Online Knowledge Center
New Site Shares Insights and Trends to Help Businesses Improve Operations CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, introduces the Knowledge Center by Grainger. This online resource center is designed to provide insights and information to customers who are looking for ways to save time and money, while increasing productivity. Housed on Grainger.com, ... 
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02/21/17Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 26, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) has selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2017-2018 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders are: Rodney C. Adkins Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey Stuart L. Levenick D.G. Macpherson Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik Gary L. Rogers will not stand for re-elec... 
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02/20/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2017 first quarter. February 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. EST, DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, FL. March 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Se... 
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02/08/17Grainger Announces The Initiation Of Quarterly Conference Calls
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) today announced plans to begin hosting live quarterly conference calls beginning with the release of first quarter 2017 results scheduled for April 18, 2017. The calls will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  As part of this change, and consistent with its focus on managing the business for the long term, Grainger will discontinue its practice of reporting ... 
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01/25/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2017. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnew... 
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01/25/17Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2016
Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $1.01; $2.45 Adjusted EPS Will Host Live Conference Call Today at 11:00 am EST 2016 Highlights - Sales of $10.1 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $9.87, down 15 percent - Adjusted EPS of $11.58, down 3 percent - Cash flow from operations of $1.0 billion - Free cash flow of $774 million, up 23 percent - Cash returned to shareholders of $1.1 billion CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for ... 
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12/14/16Grainger Earns Perfect Score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Foundation Names Grainger Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year and the designation of "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 bu... 
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12/13/16Grainger Reports November 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of November 2016.  Company daily sales were down 3 percent in November of 2016 versus November of 2015, driven by a 1 percentage point decline in volume, a 1 percent decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products.  The month of November 2016 had 21 selling days, one more than the previous year.  The 2016 fourth quarter will have 63 selling days, one fewe... 
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12/06/16Grainger Announces Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016
Questions around revised standards and requirements new to this year's list CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today released its list of the "Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016." This is the second year in a row for this Top 10 list, which is based on more than 120,000 customer questions fielded by Grainger technical product specialists through... 
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