Grainger reports 6% increase in daily sales for February

This week Grainger (NYSE: GWW) reported sales results for the month of February 2013.

Daily sales increased 6% versus February 2012, and included 4 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 1 percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.

The month of February 2013 had 20 selling days versus 21 selling days in February 2012.  The 2013 first quarter will have 63 selling days, one less than the 64 selling days in the 2012 first quarter.

Daily sales in the United States were up 7% compared to last year.   

W.W. Grainger, Inc. had 2012 sales of $9 billion is a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

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