Analyzing Walmart Data

Weekly Readings and Videos

What is a Sales Analysis Report? Akers, H. (2019, Mar 6). smallbusiness.chron.com

Goals of Data Analysis. (n.d.). courses.lumenlearning.com

Critical Thinking Skills. (n.d.). courses.lumenlearning.com

Retail Analytics: How to Use Data to Win More Sales and Customers. Nicasio, F. (2020, Dec 20). vendhq.com

Sales Trend Analysis. (2020, Oct 5). accountingtools.com

How to Measure Retail Performance? 5 Essential Metrics. (n.d.). erply.com

The Right vs. the Wrong Key Performance Indicators. (3:47). RareBrain. (2016, Apr 19). YouTube

 

 

Instructions

  1. Review this example Comp Sales Report for a single Walmart store location:
  2. Use course content and the example Comp Sales Report to complete the following:
    1. Choose two departments that are under-performing in the YTD vs. Plan column.
      • Develop two questions you would ask the managers in these departments to help you understand the performance results
      • Identify two internal or external factors you would look at to help you understand the performance results
    2. Choose two departments that are over-performing in the YTD vs. Plan column.
      • Develop two questions you would ask the managers in these departments to help you understand the performance results
      • Identify two internal or external factors you would look at to help you understand the performance results
    3. What customer feedback would be useful to you for understanding the under- and over-performance in these departments (categories)?
    4. Develop two specific recommendations for the store: one to take advantage of opportunities in the over-performing departments, and one to improve performance in the under-performing departments.

 

 

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