Grainger Reports July 2012 Sales Results

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CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2012.  Daily sales increased 11 percent versus July 2011.  Results for the month included a 5 percentage point contribution from acquisitions and a 2 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.  Organic sales on a daily basis increased 8 percent, including 4 percentage points from volume and 4 percentage points from price.  July 2012 had 21 selling days, one more than July 2011. The 2012 third quarter will have one less selling day than the 2011 third quarter (63 versus 64 days).


July Daily Sales by Segment

2012 v. 2011

United States




+16% in local currency



Other Businesses

+17% excluding the acquisitions in Europe & Brazil




Please visit to access a recorded message with additional details about July 2012 sales.  Grainger is scheduled to report August sales results on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding global operations.  For more information about the company, visit

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