W.W. Grainger, Inc. has reported first-quarter sales of US$2.8 billion, an increase of 9 percent year-over-year.
Grainger’s U.S. sales, which account for the majority of the company's total revenue, increased 8 percent driven by higher sales of seasonal products and overall volume growth. Sales in the company’s Canada division decreased 2 percent while the company’s Other Businesses segment, which includes its operations in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, saw sales climb 18 percent compared to the same time period last year.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products serving businesses and institutions in North America. It has an expanding presence in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.grainger.com.