The Rise And Rise of Cost Reduction

How to cut 20-40 percent of costs from a retail operating model

Retailers perennially struggle to reduce their costs, knowing that cost inflation outpaces price inflation creating an unrelenting pressure on their business.

Typical cost reduction programs have historically produced 1 to 3% savings – valuable, but insufficient for retailers to thrive in today’s market characterized by flat demand, excess space and new low-cost competitors. 

To establish a real difference to cost that leads to consistent or better profitability, we have developed approaches where 20 – 40 percent of operating costs can be cut from the business. In this report, we share two case studies where this was done successfully.

Three steps to a zero-based approach to cost

The Rise And Rise of Cost Reduction

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