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Grainger (NYSE: GWW), Chicago, IL, reported daily sales for April 2012 increased 12 percent versus April 2011. Results for the month included a 5 percentage point contribution from acquisitions.
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April 2012 had 21 selling days, the same as April 2011. The 2012 second quarter will have the same number of selling days as the 2011 second quarter (64 days).
By segment, sales were up 7 percent in the U.S. and 9 percent in Canada (13 percent in local currency). Other Businesses – which includes all other international business – were up 20 percent (up 79 percent excluding acquisitions).