mgmt calc - Prof. Stick Analysis of Walmart boxed food Mike...

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Prof. Stick Analysis of Walmart boxed food Mike Waters 1. Can you identify holiday periods or a special event that cause the spikes in the data or is this data different from others? The First spike of data that I noticed that was significant was in week 32 and 35. This occurred in the month of September and I think the sale of Boxed Foods was so high because kids were going back to school. Parents were probably buying snacks for their kid’s lunches and just for snacks at home for after school. Also Labor Day could be a significant event because the weather is still nice and there are a lot of barbeques. The end of January and into the month of February into the next year was also significant. From weeks 51-55 sales were very high maybe because its winter time and people are stocking up on boxed food just in case of a bad storm and they can’t get out for a few days. Also kids in college are on spring break and also February vacation. The months June and July were also very high for a good reason because summer is starting and kids are going
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