|06/29/15||Grainger Names Chief Operating Officer|
|Announces Executive Team Change
CHICAGO, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced a change in its leadership structure to drive greater growth and ensure tighter coordination between operating functions, business units and business models. DG Macpherson assumes the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Grainger, effective August 1, 2015, reporting to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan.
As COO, Macpherson will have oversigh... |
|06/12/15||Grainger Reports May 2015 Sales Results|
|CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2015. Daily sales were flat versus May 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 2 percent driven by 3 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price. May 2015 had 20 selling ... |
|06/11/15||Acklands-Grainger Celebrates the Opening of New Toronto Distribution Centre|
|TORONTO, ON, June 11, 2015 – Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, today hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new Toronto distribution centre located in the town of Caledon, Ontario. This state-of-the-art 535,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to stock 170,000 products and serves customers throughout Canada. Customers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will benefit from next-day delivery through this distribut... |
|05/13/15||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... |
|05/11/15||Grainger Continues To Add Safety Expertise And Resources To Help Customers Stay Safe On The Job|
|New QSSP-Trained Professionals Ready to Assist with Workplace Safety
CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that nearly 40 additional Grainger team members earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), as the company continues to expand its safety expertise in an effort to best serve its customers.
The QSSP p... |
|05/04/15||Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences|
|CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /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 at the following investor conferences during the 2015 second quarter.
May 6, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT,... |
|04/29/15||Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights|
|CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2014 full year and 2015 first quarter performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor.
Shareholders re-elected the following directors:
Brian P. Anderson
|04/29/15||Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 8 Percent|
|CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 8 percent to $1.17 per share payable on June 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 11, 2015. Grainger has delivered 44 consecutive years of increased dividends.
"We are committed to providing value to shareholders through consistent increases in the dividend and through share repurchases," said Grainger Chairman, President and C... |
|04/16/15||Grainger Reports Results For The 2015 First Quarter|
|Revises 2015 Guidance
- Sales of $2.4 billion, up 2 percent
- Operating earnings of $351 million, down 1 percent
- EPS of $3.07, flat to prior year
- Adjusted EPS of $3.10, up 1 percent excluding $0.03 per share restructuring costs
- Repurchased 634,000 shares
CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Sales of $2.4 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.4 billion in t... |