Sales per Square Foot

Benchmarking Report

Sales per Square Foot

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Sales per Square Foot. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Sales per Square Foot?

The total dollar amount of sales generated by the company divided the number of square feet of retail space managed by the company over the same period of time.

Why should Sales per Square Foot be measured?

Sales per Square Foot is a vital retail KPI that measures how effectively the company manages their retail space. A low value for this KPI may be indicative of a number of company issues, such as ineffective marketing/branding strategy, poor reputation among consumers, inadequate use of retail space (i.e., using more space than is needed), substandard store layout, etc. Companies should analyze this metric on a regular basis to determine if sales strategy needs to be re-evaluated, storefronts should close down, or both.

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A: From real-world consulting engagements with Fortune 500 leaders. We’ve spent 25 years conducting original research and anonymizing data from our engagements with top companies around the world. Every single data point we collect is scrutinized by our analysts to conform to established baselines and our rigorous in-house validation process. We won’t serve it up to you unless it meets our tough standards for utility and value.

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A: Enough to produce a useful benchmark. And rest assured that it’s all current, validated, and useful. We only include data that’s been collected in the last five years. And while sample sizes vary by KPI, the average is 25, and the high end can surpass 1,000.

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