Chicago, IL - Grainger today reported sales results for the month of November 2012. Sales increased 8 percent versus November 2011, and included 3 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from sales of hurricane-related products, 2 percentage points from volume and 1 percentage point from acquisitions. The month of November 2012 had 21 selling days, the same as November 2011. While the 2012 fourth quarter will have one extra selling day versus the 2011 fourth quarter (64 versus 63 days), the company is forecasting minimal sales contribution due to timing of the holidays.
|November Sales by Segment2012 v. 2011|
|Canada+8% in local currency||+12%|
|Other Businesses(Asia, Europe, and Latin America)||+17%|