Sales Per Square Foot

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DEFINITION of 'Sales Per Square Foot'

A popular sales metric used in the retailing industry. Sales per square foot is simply the average revenue a retail business creates for every square foot of sales space.

BREAKING DOWN 'Sales Per Square Foot'

Sales per square foot is used by businesses and analysts alike to measure the efficiency of a store's management in creating revenues with the amount of sales space available to them. The higher the sales per square foot, the better job mangement is doing of marketing and displaying the store's products.

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