Grainger Reports November 2010 Sales Results

Dec 13, 2010, 08:00 ET from W.W. Grainger, Inc.

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of November 2010.  Daily sales increased 14 percent versus November 2009.  Results for the month included a 2 percentage point contribution from acquisitions and a 1 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, daily sales for the company increased 11 percent.  November had 21 selling days in 2010 and 20 in 2009. The 2010 fourth quarter will have 63 selling days compared to 64 in the 2009 fourth quarter.

November Daily Sales by Segment

2010 v. 2009

United States


Canada +23% in local currency


Other Businesses Includes sales from the acquired business in Colombia


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W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.

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