Introduction to Percent Calculations

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As a retail manager, you often create reports based on data collected by the information systems in place at your store. Sometimes those numbers need to be presented as percents to give you the most valuable information from which to base your decisions. Year over year sales growth, customer conversion rate, and gross profit margin are just a few examples of percent metrics that you will need to analyze your store performance.