Data Processing — Retail Tracking


Exhibit 28.9   Derivation of sales: Consumer offtake is retailer purchases plus the difference between opening and closing stock.


Exhibit 28.10   Example — Computing Sales for March (25th Feb to 25th Mar).

Manual Audit — Sales Derivation

In the case of manual audits, sales is derived from stocks and purchases. As portrayed in Exhibit 28.9 , retailer purchases move stock into the store, increasing the in-store stock; and consumer purchases move stock out, depleting the in-store stock. Consumer purchases are therefore equal to retailer purchases plus the difference between opening and closing stock (see example in Exhibit 28.10).

 

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