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Chicago-based Grainger (NYSE: GWW) reported daily sales for the month of April 2011 increased 14 percent from April 2010.
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Results for the month included a 1 percentage point positive contribution from acquisitions and a 1 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 12 percent, including 10 percentage points from volume and 2 percentage points from price.
By segment, U.S. daily sales were up 10 percent, Canadian sales were up 22 percent (16 percent in local currency) and Other Businesses, including sales from the acquired business in Colombia, were up 49 percent.