Grainger Reports July 2013 Sales Results

                   Grainger Reports July 2013 Sales Results

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported
sales results for the month of July 2013. Daily sales increased 4 percent
versus July 2012, and included 5percentage points from volume, 1 percentage
point from price and 1percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by
a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange, 1 percentage
point decline from lower sales of seasonal products and a 1percentage point
decline from the timing of the July 4^th holiday in the United States. The
month of July 2013 had 22 selling days versus 21 selling days in July 2012.
The 2013 third quarter will have 64 selling days, one more than the 2012
third quarter.

July Daily Sales by Segment

2013 v. 2012
United States                              +6%
Canada
                                           -1%
+2% in local currency
Other Businesses

(Primarily Asia, Europe and Latin America) -2%

+3% in local currencies

Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with
additional details about July 2013 sales. Grainger is scheduled to report
August sales on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2012 sales of $9 billion is North America's leading
broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with
expanding global operations. For more information about the company, visit
www.grainger.com/investor.

Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities
law. Forward-looking statements relate to the company's expected future
financial results and business plans, strategies and objectives and are not
historical facts. They are generally identified by qualifiers such as
"forecasting" or similar expressions. There are risks and uncertainties, the
outcome of which could cause the company's results to differ materially from
what is projected. The forward-looking statements should be read in
conjunction with the company's most recent annual report, as well as the
company's Form 10-K, Form10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities &
Exchange Commission, containing a discussion of the company's business and
various factors that may affect it.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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