CHICAGO – Grainger recently reported sales results for the month of May.
Daily sales increased 16 percent versus May 2009. Results for the month included a 5 percentage point positive contribution from acquisitions and a 2 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, daily sales for the company increased 9 percent.
May had 20 selling days in both 2009 and 2010. The 2010 second quarter will have the same number of selling days (64) as the 2009 second quarter.