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Grainger (NYSE: GWW), Chicago, IL, reported daily sales for May increased 13 percent versus May 2011. Results for the month included a 5 percentage point contribution from acquisitions.
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May 2012 had 22 selling days, one more than May 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 8 percent in the U.S. and 9 percent in Canada (14 percent in local currency). Other Businesses – which includes all other international business – were up 86 percent (up 22 percent excluding acquisitions).