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Thrifty Markets, Inc., operates three stores in a large metropolitan area.

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Question;Thrifty Markets, Inc., operates three stores in a large metropolitan area.The;company's segmented absorption costing income statements for the last;quarter is given below:DISCUSSION 6 GIVEN INFORMATION.pdfManagement;is very concerned about the Downtown Store's inability to show a profit;and consideration is being given to closing the store. The company has;asked you to make a recommendation as to what course of action should be;taken. The following additional information is available about the;store:The;manger of the store has been with the company for many years, he would;be retained and transferred to another position in the company if the;store were closed. His salary is $6,000 per month, or $18,000 per;quarter. If the store were not closed, a new employee would be hired to;fill the other position at a salary of $5,000 per month.The lease on the building housing the Downtown Store can be broken with no penalty.The fixtures being used in the Downtown Store would be transferred to the other two stores if the Downtown Store were closed.The compnay's employment taxes are 12% of salariesA;single crew serves all three stores. One delivery person could be;discharged if the Downtown Store were closed, this person's salary;amounts to $7,000 per quarter. The delivery equipment would be;distributed to other stores. The equipment does not wear out through us;but it dies eventually become obsolete.One-third of the Downtown Store's insurance relates to its fixtures.The;general office salaries and other expenses relate to the general;management of Thrifty Markets, Inc. The employee in the general office;who is responsible for the Downtown Store would be discharged if the;store were closed. This employee's compensation amounts to $8,000 per;quarter.Required:Prepare;a schedule showing the change in revenues and expenses and the impact;on the overall company net operating income that would result if the;Downtown Store were closed.Based on your computations in (1) above, what recommendation would you make to the management of Thrifty markets, inc.?Assume;that if the Downtown Store were closed, sales in the uptown Store would;increase by $200,000 per quarter due to loyal customers shifting their;buying to the Uptown Store. The uptown Store has ample capacity to;handle the increased sales, and its gross margin is 43% of sales. What;effect would these factors have on your recommendation concerning the;Downtown Store? Show Computations.PLEASE USE THE ATTACHED TEMPLATE TO ASSIST YOU WITH COMPLETING THIS DISCUSSION

 

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