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New Store Gondola Installation

New Store Gondola Installation

Summary

Bluestones One Retail is proud to have been selected to support Nabco Ltd with the installation of their gondola equipment for a new grocery store in Reepham.

Challenges

The Bluestones One team were asked to submit their Rams, which would need be agreed by the PC on-site, as well as organise the team two days before commencement. Having liaised directly with the PC, we got everything agreed and in place within 24 hours.

Results

We delivered this Installation on time following the client’s guidelines and on-site changes. The store was handed over to the Merchandising team after day 3 of 3. The feedback from Nabco and the end client was very positive.

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Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

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B&Q: ASDA Concession

B&Q: ASDA Concession

Summary

Bluestones One were extremely proud to be asked to supply the Merchandising team to support the new concept “shop in shop” trial store for B&Q in ASDA Sheffield, Drakehouse. The B&Q trial concessions in ASDA stores will offer a range of paint (including paint mixing) as well as tools, hardware and other DIY essentials. Customers will be able to shop B&Q’s full range at diy.com and order selected items online for collection from the B&Q concessions.

Challenges

This trial store was delivered during the second UK Lockdown due to Covid-19, so social distancing and appropriate precautions had to be taken. Fortunately, B&Q were just as conscientious as Bluestones and ensured this was well managed. Managing stock in and out of a small-format store in a busy supermarket location presented some challenges but, collectively, everyone involved ensured this was a success.

Results

The store was delivered successfully in time for the opening with very positive feedback and, we are looking forward to seeing how this store performs and getting involved in future small-format stores. It was great to be involved in a project that saw two of our key customers working together.

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Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

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Homebase: Christchurch Right Size Phase 1

Homebase: Christchurch Right Size Phase 1

Summary

As part of a right size project for Homebase, Bluestones were requested to supply a Project Manager and an installation and merchandising team to support with stock exit, reconfiguration of the store and re-merchandising. This was to enable Homebase to build a wall and create a ‘new store’ on one side of the existing unit.

Challenges

The Bluestones team had to liaise with various contractors and the store team to deliver the reduction in stock holding and the reconfiguration in a relatively short timescale. This was challenging but well managed by all parties and was overcome through daily updates from the on-site team. All activity had to be well managed to enable the store to trade throughout the whole period.

Results

The first phase was well delivered by our team. We look forward to returning to complete the merchandising of the ‘new store’.

Contact our team

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

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Homebase: Storage & More Roll Out

Homebase: Storage & More Roll Out

Summary

Following a successful trial alongside other suppliers, Homebase decided to roll out their Storage & More concept across more of their store estate. Having initially intended to use two suppliers, Homebase changed their mind and decided to award 100% of the activity to Bluestones.

The requirement was to supply a Project Manager, a team of Gondola Installers with joinery capabilities and Merchandisers over a 5 day period to create an area in the store for the implementation of the Storage & More concept.

Challenges

The main challenge faced during this project was creating the initial space, which meant that a number of categories including Cleaning and existing Storage had to be de-stocked and temporarily located in order to do this. Additionally, the Bluestones team had to ensure that the project was planned and implemented safely and considerately as the stores were still trading during this period.

Results

We achieved the project within the 5 day allocated period and delivered to a great standard. Homebase’s comments were: “The teams were fantastic, always came with solutions to a problem and they are an asset to Bluestones One.”

On the back of our performance across this project, we have been awarded further projects.

Contact our team

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

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Dunelm: New Stores & Refit Activity

Dunelm: New Stores & Refit Activity

Summary

Bluestones One is very proud to support Dunelm with its New Stores & Refit programme.

Our teams support the Dunelm New Stores & Refit team across all aspects of merchandising activity within their stores. We supply the teams in accordance with Dunelm’s scope of works, and the duration and shift patterns can vary depending on the activity.

Challenges

As a home retailer, Dunelm has a variety of different merchandising methods, and their standards and expectations are high. With this in mind, we have both worked hard to gather the detail required for our teams to deliver and work with Dunelm to supply consistent teams from store to store, regardless of location.

Results

Bluestones continue to support Dunelm across their activity and are incredibly proud to do so. We have regular reviews to drive improvements and innovations across the activity that we do and look forward to maintaining our strong relationship.

Contact our team

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

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Carton Roller Equipment Installation

Carton Roller Equipment Installation

Summary

Bluestones One Retail were selected to support Ikon Ltd with the Installation of carton flow shelving into Alliance Healthcare Nottingham.

150 carton flows were required to increase productivity and picking rate.

Challenges

The Bluestones team were requested to work around the existing shift patterns to ensure minimal disruption.

We were tasked to complete the work over five weeks with specific site “quiet times” supplied to us. This enabled us to plan our work efficiently and to complete the work on time.

Results

We delivered this Installation on time and within budget with fantastic feedback from not only Ikon Ltd but also Alliance Healthcare.

Contact our team

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

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Homebase Storage & More

Homebase Storage & More

Summary

As a new supplier to Homebase our first projects to be allocated were the Storage & More concept in to Harrogate and Leeds. The requirement was to supply a Project Manager and a team of Gondola Installers with joinery capabilities and Merchandisers over a 5 day period to create an area in the store for the implementation of the Storage & More area.

Challenges

The main challenge faced during this project was creating the initial space, which meant that a number of categories including Cleaning and existing Storage had to be de-stocked and temporarily located in order to do this. Additionally the Bluestones team had to ensure that the project was planned and implemented safely and considerately as the stores were still trading during this period.

Results

We achieved the project within the 5 day allocated period and delivered to a great standard. Homebase comments were: “The teams were fantastic, always came with solutions to a problem and they are an asset to Bluestones One.”

Pictures show before and in the latter stages of the project.

Contact our team

Bluestones One Merchandising has supported several of my projects over many years, these have included new store openings, refits and range change reviews.

New Stores are delivered over 9 days with £1.5m worth of stock merchandised and priced with 99% availability. Refits are over an 8.5 week period in which Bluestones will supply a high level of merchandising on both days and nights. The level of customer service given to valued customers within my business during refits is excellent.

The support from the management team during all projects is first class, always available and willing to help. They also give the teams continued training to grow and develop the skill set of the workforce.

I would be happy to recommend Bluestones to any business wanting to use them within the retail environment.

Barry - Senior Project Manager - Wickes

What I enjoy about working for Bluestones One is the travel and the ability to work in different environments and locations throughout the UK and Ireland. There are different challenges week in, week out and lots of opportunities to meet new people. There are also great progression opportunities – I joined the merchandising division as a Team Leader and now I’m a Senior Team Leader.

Craig - Senior Team Leader

Bluestones have supplied and supported Halfords with Merchandising personnel since 2017 on various projects ranging from refurbishments, relocations and range reviews. Most recently they have helped us deliver the biggest project we have ever undertaken, a space and range project across the whole estate.
Their team leaders and merchandisers that work with us, are professional, well trained with a great skill set and deliver a first-class end product.
Their management team work closely with us to ensure they always understand our requirements. They supply us with core teams to give us consistent levels of service and are a good fit in line with our development programme. This programme can be very fluid and Bluestones are very flexible and can react very quickly to any change in line with this.

Steve – Investment Delivery Manager - Halfords

Our experience working with Bluestones has been a positive one. From the planning stage through to the first week of the project implementation, I have found everyone from Bluestones easy to work with and very professional. The team have delivered on everything they said during the planning stage, suggested ways to overcome potential issues and provided regular updates on progress to date. Having spoken to each of the stores where work has been completed, feedback is consistently good. Professional, safe and customer friendly are regular remarks received from store colleagues. My experience to date gives me confidence in Bluestones and their ability to continue delivering against the high benchmark they have set.

David – In Store Activation Manager – Dulux Decorator Centre

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