More Trust Wins More Value

Creating joint value with suppliers can unblock billions.

Retail business models are under pressure as they adapt to cost inflation, online and hard discount competitors, and rapidly changing customer needs. Instead of trying to squeeze more margin out of suppliers, we see the most successful retailers seeking joint solutions with their top suppliers.

The value at stake is tremendous. For example, looking at just the fresh categories in UK, France and Germany alone, we estimate that in excess of €5 billion of combined contribution margin improvement is available from forming retailer-supplier partnerships.

In this report, we describe the most effective ways to identify the right suppliers for collaboration; the main criteria to build a productive retailer-supplier relationship; and key initiatives to run together.

More Trust Wins More Value

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