Grainger Reports July 2013 Sales Results PR Newswire CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013 CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2013. Daily sales increased 4 percent versus July 2012, and included 5percentage points from volume, 1 percentage point from price and 1percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange, 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products and a 1percentage point decline from the timing of the July 4^th holiday in the United States. The month of July 2013 had 22 selling days versus 21 selling days in July 2012. The 2013 third quarter will have 64 selling days, one more than the 2012 third quarter. July Daily Sales by Segment 2013 v. 2012 United States +6% Canada -1% +2% in local currency Other Businesses (Primarily Asia, Europe and Latin America) -2% +3% in local currencies Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about July 2013 sales. Grainger is scheduled to report August sales on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. 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 www.grainger.com/investor. Forward-Looking Statements This document contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law. Forward-looking statements relate to the company's expected future financial results and business plans, strategies and objectives and are not historical facts. They are generally identified by qualifiers such as "forecasting" or similar expressions. There are risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could cause the company's results to differ materially from what is projected. The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the company's most recent annual report, as well as the company's Form 10-K, Form10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, containing a discussion of the company's business and various factors that may affect it. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Website: http://www.grainger.com Contact: Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328 or Grainger Media Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678 or Investors: Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M: 847-804-1383, William Chapman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0881, M: 847-456-8647 or Casey Darby, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0099, M: 847-964-3281
Grainger Reports July 2013 Sales Results
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