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Sales Forecasts

Discussion in 'Leadership' started by SrTLall, Jan 3, 2017.

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  1. SrTLall

    SrTLall Team Trainer

    Anyone else out there having some major miscalculations with the sales forecast the last couple days? We doubled our forecast on Sunday, and with all of the backup yesterday, I'm sure we went way over again. It's sort of an issue because the entire store is resetting and those who are responsible for that are on a register their whole shift because only a handful of cashiers are scheduled due to the forecast. o_O
     
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  2. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Business Partner

    We had that issue too. I didn't have a chance to look at sales forecast. I was on register too.
     
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  3. RhettB

    RhettB I've forgotten more than many young ETLs know.

    They didnt take into account that most people had Monday off to reflect the holiday falling on a Sunday.
     
  4. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    We killed sales yesterday and Sunday. I was in sbux yesterday, and we never stopped after about 11. All ETLS were on register. PPTL getting carts. VML running SCO for a couple hours.
     
  5. HRZone

    HRZone Executive Team Leader

    This is spot on. We were way understaffed for the rush.

    Had 3 etls at guest service and had to rope our lines like we did the week of Christmas.
     
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  6. qmosqueen

    qmosqueen Perishable Assistant Wizard

    Welcome to target
     
  7. Kick Shot

    Kick Shot I fear no shot in pool!

    And what hours were to be doled out, went to ship from store (at our store ). So guess what, the Enhanced part of ESFS means we do whatever it takes to come GREEN! CAFS ,pull em,stock em, back stock em, SPUS, Web Only, etc etc etc
     
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  8. Same issue at my store. We were forecasted 85k on Sunday and had done over 60k by 3:00. There was a brief period around mid-day where we had only scheduled 2 people in hardlines, 2 in softlines, and 1 cashier. And that's at an A-volume Super Target. Needless to say, those 4 sales floor folks (3 of whom were TLs) and our 2 ETLs for the day were on back-up for a good period of time, while I ran around trying to answer sales floor calls.

    Oh, but don't worry, Food Ave had double coverage!