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Shrink Rate Evolution

Recent evolutions of the shrinkage rate:

From 2007 to 2009, in France, we can notice an increase of 3.6% of the shrinkage’s rate.However in 2010 the rate of shrinkage decreased from 4.2% in France.There is a connection between the shrinkage rate and the country's economic situation. In times of crisis, we must keep an eye on this rate, because it can change very quickly.
The rate evolve in diferents ways according to businesses.


Structural shrinkage rate by sector:

  • In Supermarkets, the rate of shrinkage represents 1% of the turnover.                                          Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In Hypermarkets, the rate of shrinkage represents 1.8% of the sales.                                                Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In Specialized stores the rate of shrinkage represents 1.9% of  the turnover.                               Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In large specialized stores (Galerie Lafayette’ type), the rate of shrinkage represents 1.5% of  the total turnover. Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In Pharmacies the shrinkage rate represents 1.31% of the turnover.                                           Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In perfumery and cosmetics stores the rate represents 1.77% of the turnover.                                         Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In the textile industry (accessories, clothing, fashion), the rate of shrinkage represents 1.79% of the turnover. Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In the DIY sector the shrinkage rate represents 1.70% of the turnover.                                              Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In the book shop sector, the rate of shrinkage represents 1.66% of the turnover.                              Novastock solutions for this sector
  • In the toy sector, the rate of shrinkage represents 0.84% of the turnover.                                         Novastock solutions for this sector

Learn more about how to calculate the rate of shrinkage.

Sources : LSA (2009-2010) / Center for Retail Research/ Checkpoint services (2009) / Fora 2010
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