LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Grainger recently reported sales results for the month of October 2010. Daily sales increased 11 percent versus October 2009.
Results for the month included a 1 percentage point contribution from acquisitions and a 1 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, daily sales for the company increased 9 percent.
October had 21 selling days in 2010 and 22 in 2009. The 2010 fourth quarter will have 63 selling days compared to 64 in the 2009 fourth quarter.