A&P/Pathmark asked EMG to refresh 12 existing Pathmark and Superfresh stores within a 5-week period. The project was particularly challenging because all stores had to remain open during the entire process, with food and store product moved out of work areas as needed, and required EMG to manage contractors for flooring, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, paint, refrigeration, and signage.
EMG completed all work in less than four weeks, well within the target timeline. In addition to saving the client significant funds by refreshing some equipment instead of replacing it, EMG developed a plan to reduce future labor costs by changing how the company disposed of old fixtures. This plan has since been adopted as a company-wide policy. As a result of the cost savings achieved through EMG’s recommendations, store managers were able to get additional, “wish list” projects completed at their stores within the existing budget allowances.