Grainger Reports July 2013 Sales Results

W.W. Grainger, Inc., (NYSE: GWW) reported a sales increase of 4 percent for the month of July 2013 versus July 2012. The company’s July daily sales by segment in July 2013 were up 6 percent in the U.S., 2 percent in Canada, and 3 percent in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Grainger’s sales increase included 5 percentage points from volume, 1 percentage point from price, and 1 percentage point from acquisitions. The firm’s sales were partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange, 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products and a 1 percentage point decline from the timing of the July 4th holiday in the United States.

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