Went with something like this and worked great. Thanks for the responses.
SELECT Count([Desc].SKUID) AS CountOfSKUID, [ShopCartSmall - Desc].[Date Imported]
GROUP BY [Desc].[Date Imported]
HAVING (((Desc].[Date Imported]) Is Not Null))
ORDER BY [Desc].[Date Imported] DESC;
I would still go the route of creating a table to track import metadata for flexibility and the ever-present "WHOOPS!" factor. If you created a seperate table and stored an import_id, you could roll things back much easier if something goes wrong as well as pull much more detailed information about how and when imports happened.