Retail non-store industries, operating statistics, by province and territory (Alberta)

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Retail non-store industries, operating statistics, by province and territory
(Alberta)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  operating statistics (annual)
  $ thousands
Alta.
Non-store retailers
Total operating revenues 1,283,430 1,137,960 1,152,067 1,498,471 1,625,379
Cost of goods sold 980,573E 831,678 844,245 1,138,694 1,253,302
Total operating expenses 228,801 218,752 230,096 300,751 328,337
Gross margin (%) 23.6 26.9 26.7 24.0 22.9
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses
Total operating revenues 64,271 50,467 49,793 64,806 71,000
Cost of goods sold 34,443 29,682 31,089 40,667 44,716
Total operating expenses 22,578 15,902 14,668 18,925 21,742
Gross margin (%) 46.4 41.2 37.6 37.2 37.0
Vending machine operators and coffee service operators
Total operating revenues 99,814 98,663 92,086 101,335 103,228
Cost of goods sold 40,760 42,699 40,983 47,717 47,985
Total operating expenses 50,445 48,050 44,729 47,837 49,188
Gross margin (%) 59.2 56.7 55.5 52.9 53.5
Fuel dealers
Total operating revenues 964,512E 859,711 881,151 1,136,382 1,230,488
Cost of goods sold 831,640E 695,353 708,460 957,639 1,051,540
Total operating expenses 94,810E 102,843 118,062 151,133 156,130
Gross margin (%) 13.8E 19.1 19.6 15.7 14.5
Other direct selling establishments
Total operating revenues 154,833 129,119 129,037 195,948 220,663
Cost of goods sold 73,730 63,943 63,714 92,671 109,062
Total operating expenses 60,968 51,956 52,637 82,855 101,278
Gross margin (%) 52.4 50.5 50.6 52.7 50.6

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