Chicago-based Grainger (NYSE: GWW), No. 2 on MDM's list of the top 40 industrial distributors, reported daily sales for November increased 8 percent from the prior year.
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The increase included 3 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from sales of hurricane-related products, 2 percentage points from volume and 1 percentage point from acquisitions.
November had 21 selling days, the same as November 2011. Daily sales in the U.S. rose 6 percent while sales in Canada rose 12 percent (8 percent in local currency).
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