Today’s retailers are faced with many complex business challenges from trying to figure out how to operate profitably in a challenging economic environment, manage inventory levels with uncertain demand and when and how to effectively incorporate new technologies into their retail operations.  Cornerstone Strategic Partners’ extensive financial and operational capabilities and deep retail industry expertise can help retail companies effectively address these challenges while achieving lasting operational and performance improvements in the process.

Our firm’s wide range of retail advisory services can help retailers increase their profitability develop effective plans for managing their store portfolios, and regain their competitive position.  Cornerstone Strategic Partners position as a leading, independent advisory firm in profit improvement and transaction advisory services enable us to help retailers effectively address their most challenging financial, operational and organizational challenges.


Our experienced retail advisory professionals don’t just analyze data and propose solutions, they can work with management to develop meaningful plans to increase individual storeline profitability, manage inventory more effectively and to strengthen corporate and store operational efficiencies.  Cornerstone Strategic Partners can help retail companies with:

Market Assessment:

  • Strategic planning
  • Business modeling
  • Market analysis
  • Pre-opening storeline modeling – location, quantity, size, breakeven, etc.
  • Inventory management and financing

Store Operations:

  • Multi-location management and closure program development
  • Storeline profitability analysis
  • Comp store results tracking
  • Individual store breakeven analysis
  • Store analysis by location
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory shrinkage
  • Inventory financing
  • Customer acquisition analysis
  • Customer loyalty analysis


  • Gross margin analysis
  • GMROI analysis
  • Product line profitability
  • Sku Rationalization
  • Vendor profitability analysis
  • Category segmentation
  • Traffic flow analysis
  • Store merchandise location optimization
  • Advertising analysis

Real Estate:

  • Lease analysis
  • Lease management
  • Square foot profitability analysis


  • Store portfolio optimization
  • Localization strategy
  • Integrated cost management
  • M&A advisory
  • International and emerging markets growth