EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

An analysis of factors associated with weekly food store sales variation

Hoy Carman and Enrique E. Figueroa
Additional contact information
Enrique E. Figueroa: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, Postal: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis

Agribusiness, 1986, vol. 2, issue 3, 375-390

Abstract: Retail food sales tend to decrease systematically as the time since payday increases. While the pattern of weekly sales is similar from store-to-store, the percentage variation of sales from the first to the last week of the month is greater for stores with low income customers than for similar stores with higher income customers. Meat department sales demonstrate the greatest variability, produce department sales the least. Retail costs, both labor and overhead, appear to increase with increased sales variability. Weekly sales variation has possible implications for the location and ownership of supermarkets, the design of in-store sales experiments, and pricing practices.

Date: 1986
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wly:agribz:v:2:y:1986:i:3:p:375-390

DOI: 10.1002/1520-6297(198623)2:3<375::AID-AGR2720020308>3.0.CO;2-I

Access Statistics for this article

Agribusiness is currently edited by Ronald W. Cotterill

More articles in Agribusiness from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

 
Page updated 2020-10-17
Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:2:y:1986:i:3:p:375-390