Bluestones One were chosen to deliver a new project-based activity in refreshing the smaller Asda Supermarkets (ex Netto stores) – the first trial store was Woking. The selection of Bluestones One to action this was based on our ability to provide “Hybrid” combined skill set teams.
Normally, gondola removal and the re-location elements of the project would be actioned via an accredited Installation team with a handover to a merchandising team to complete the re-stocking. Combining both aspects of the works programme with a mixed skillset team has allowed Bluestones One to demonstrate our multi-skilled team’s ability to deliver both aspects of install & merchandising as a one-stop solution. This greatly reduces downtime, improves productivity, and reduces costs significantly for clients.
The trial store was completed during the second COVID-19 lockdown period. This added a level of additional complexities to planning the phased moves for the combined hybrid teams working closely with the Asda store team to ensure social distancing was observed.
The programme was a great success. We look forward to further developing our dual install and merchandising solution, supporting clients to improve their retail environment and reducing their costs.