Chicago-based Grainger (NYSE: GWW), No. 2 on MDM's list of the top 40 industrial distributors, reported daily sales for October increased 6 percent versus October 2011.
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The increase included 4 percentage points from price, 1 percentage point from volume and 1 percentage point from sales of hurricane-related products.
October had 23 selling days this year versus 21 in October 2011. Daily sales in the U.S. rose 4 percent, while sales in Canada rose 16 percent (12 percent in local currency).
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