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Grainger (NYSE: GWW), Chicago, IL, reported daily sales in February increased 6 percent versus February 2012, including 4 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 1 percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.
The month of February 2013 had 20 selling days versus 21 selling days in February 2012. The 2013 first quarter will have 63 selling days, one less than the 64 selling days in the 2012 first quarter.
By segment, daily sales in the U.S. in February were up 7 percent, were up 6 percent in Canada (+8 percent in local currency) and up 7 percent in Other Businesses (Asia, Europe, Latin America).