CHICAGO -- Grainger recently reported sales results for the month of January 2011. Daily sales increased 10 percent versus January 2010. Results for the month included a 1 percentage point positive contribution from acquisitions and a 1 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange.
Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, daily sales for the company increased 8 percent. January 2011 had 21 selling days versus 20 in January 2010. The 2011 first quarter will have one more selling day than the 2010 first quarter (64 versus 63 days).