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Surveys Bridge Gaps in Convenience Store Renovations

January 24, 2023 by Jamie Banks – There is both an art and a science to convenience store remodeling. AccuStore helps bridge the gap from where the art ends and the science begins. How? It’s all in the surveys.

There are two major reasons for convenience store renovations.

The first when stores get acquired and the follow-up rebranding. The second is the convenience store industry is shifting to a menu-forward model with fresh food offerings for customers.

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A convenience store rebranding after acquisition requires surveys to identify and quantify all the elements that need to be renovated to follow the in-store brand standards. A Virtual Store Walkthrough makes a visual record that can be viewed from any phone, tablet or desktop.  With accurate measurements built into the scan, construction teams use Virtual Store Walkthroughs for planning. With the virtual scan, we can also add-on and supply schematic floor plans or BIM file which helps greatly with the design aspect.

Plus, these save trips to the job site during the convenience store renovation.

For a convenience store renovation that is more complicated than a rebranding, a store survey should be undertaken. This method provides a digital record of each store’s assets, locations of assets, and photos. This includes architectural elements, fixtures, appliances, locations of utilities, and anything else that may be necessary for a convenience store remodeling project. This type of survey provides critical background information for any type of renovation.

In conclusion, surveying a convenience store before renovations is a critical step that provides the necessary information to plan, budget, and execute the renovation project effectively. A digital scan that creates a Virtual Store Walkthrough provides a visual record that can save travel time and money. A store survey helps identify challenges and ensures that the renovated store meets the requirements of the renovation.

Our colleagues at GSP have recently posted two blogs about renovations that rebrand convenience stores, or as we call it, the retail environment. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

Our Brand Story

GSP started as a printing company in1978. We found our niche supplying in-store signage for convenience stores when retailers guessed quantities they needed. This led to overage, waste and expense. To solve this, we developed software to guarantee on-time delivery of “the right size sign, to the right store, every time.”

In 2014, we started AccuStore with a dedicated team. As software helped drive our growth, we realized that new printing and fulfillment sites near customers could drive business and improve sustainability. We acquired companies that fit GSP’s technical excellence and superior customer service models.

First was Great Big Pictures in Madison, WI in 2015. They lead the field in large format printing and visual merchandising for iconic fashion retailers. Their standards for customer service include award-winning sustainability programs, and expertise to bolster retail environments services.

In 2020, GSP acquired Custom Color in Lenexa, KS. The company supplies printed graphics to leading retailers. Custom Color’s stellar quality in fabric printing also aligns with GSP’s values.

GSP provides branding and marketing services with a focus on site-specific execution to help transform our customers’ growth strategies into store-level success. We design retail environments to engage shoppers and provide superior customer experiences. AccuStore powers our retail marketing, execution and digital display technologies and ensures stores get only what they need. GSP is a forward-thinking company that’s here to serve retailers now, with a focus on their future.

GSP delivers graphics and digital marketing to over 75,000 retail locations. Our experts provide retail branding and marketing services, focused on site-specific execution. Our methods ensure stores get only the POP they need, at the lowest cost. Our Retail Environments team creates and deploys amazing, in-store shopping experiences.