Using our point-of-sale cash register system, we can track sales activity and we can prepare charts that show our daily sales for each year.

The first green chart shows daily sales since May 2009. Generally, we keep growing with some hills and valleys. financials feb 2017

Note that the deepest valleys all happen during the winter months from December to February. The bigger valleys match the worst winter weather! With fewer shoppers in winter, the co-op needs to carefully manage our cash flow.

The next chart compares store sales between years. Obviously, our first couple of years were much lower than the past few years. Fortunately, 2016 closely tracks the summer of 2015 but appears to be rebounding in winter like 2014.

Looking back at our daily sales activity helps us manage the store better. We look at our product mix, our inventory levels, and our cash flow.