Unlike other areas, convenience stores have not been as hard hit by the recession. But keeping costs down is still important as fuel costs continue to creep up and people travel less.
Thin Margins Means Cost Cutting is Needed
In almost no other industry are margins as tight as they are in grocery. As mentioned when we talked about other service industries, if you cut too much on staff or services to decrease costs, your customers feel the difference with declining service levels and longer waits for service. Skimp too much on your stores and customers may opt to go elsewhere.
Why Cut Waste Costs?
But trimming the costs of areas like waste, where there is no impact on your customer’s experience, you can focus on doing what you do best: providing a pleasurable shopping experience that will prompt customers to return again and again. Cutting costs in an area like waste will help you recover more revenue that you may have had to sacrifice due to increased price competition. It’s a tough world out there, so why not take every advantage you can to lower your costs without compromising the overall experience for your customers?
We Can Help
Our company and its parent organization, EWS, have the knowledge, the reach, and the experience to lower your waste costs AND help you manage this cost center with a minimum of your time. Whether your grocery store is a standalone or you are part of a 200-store chain, we can help. Let’s see if
we can help you cut your costs while you continue to pay attention to what you do best.