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Albertsons Companies’ dynamic discounting program delivered a flexible cash management solution, 2.5x the anticipated return, and 80% higher than targeted supplier adoption.
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest and most innovative food and drug retailers in the United States with 2,291 stores across 35 states, operating under 20 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, United Supermarkets, Star Market, and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated.
The company built an effective cash management strategy. However, their retail industry continually changes, and their finance strategy had to adjust to manage the industry’s associated challenges:
As a result, Albertsons Companies’ shared services looked for a way to reduce the impact of volatility on their suppliers while adding value back to their bottom line. Their strategy focused on the untapped value in their A/P and leveraging supplier finance as their most risk-free opportunity to:
The company determined that traditional options including supply chain finance, p-cards, and sliding scale dynamic discounting would not offer the flexibility and results they needed. Instead, Albertsons chose C2FO dynamic discounting for the following reasons:
The C2FO program launched in 8 weeks and delivered immediate results, including 2.5 times the anticipated return as well as the following outcomes:
“C2FO was the only unique option we reviewed that had proven results on cash returns and supplier adoption.”
With C2FO, the retailer is able to support its suppliers during periods of volatility.
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The program launched in just eight weeks and has earned overwhelmingly positive feedback from suppliers.
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