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Grainger Reports August 2013 Sales Results

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of August 2013.  Daily sales increased 4 percent versus August 2012, and included 5 percentage points from volume and 1 percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  The month of August 2013 had 22 selling days versus 23 selling days in August 2012.  The 2013 third quarter will have 64 selling days, one more than the 2012 third quarter.   

August Daily Sales by Segment

2013 v. 2012

United States




+4% in local currency



Other Businesses

(Primarily Asia, Europe and Latin America)

+13% in local currencies




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W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2012 sales of $9 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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SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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