Industry Flash Reports

In late 2008, the NACS Board of Trustees requested more timely information on college store sales trends. While the NACS financial survey provides great detail on sales, expenses, store size, staff, and many other factors about the college market, the annual data cannot reflect normal fluctuations found in monthly store sales or offer comparison of same-store sales.


To address this need, a group of 50 stores was selected to reflect the campus types and enrollment demographics of U.S. higher education. These stores provide monthly departmental sales data used to produce each Snapshot. The purpose is to show, on a small and manageable scale, differences in sales for the same month[s] this year compared to the same month[s] last year.


The Industry Flash Reports listed below are available (as pdf files) as a benefit to full members of NACS.
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