Walmart-Sam’s Club Combo
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has created a science for quality and process in serving communities with the corporation's ever-expanding locations. Wal-Mart's partnership with our team to turn an existing Neighborhood Market into a full-service Walmart Supercenter and Sam’s Club allowed the client to see the power of C2C's Ask, Listen, Think, and Do. Read more about our work on this 130,000 square-foot development below.
When analyzing the project timeline, our team questioned the timing of the Neighborhood Market’s demolition. We discovered that the client had assumed that closing the existing market needed to happen prior to any construction.
We considered postponing demolition for 9 months during construction. Not only would this provide a substantial increase in revenue for the client, but the market would continue to support the surrounding community, who would have been forced to find a replacement until the new Walmart Supercenter was complete.
A large part of this project was logistics, but also considering the broader impact to the company and the community. As we thought about the effect of the unconsidered decisions or assumed protocols, we knew that we could do more, not just for the project’s outcome, but for client and the community as well.
The Neighborhood Market remained open during construction without slowing down progress of the new project. When we did roll up our sleeves and dive into the project, we felt confident knowing our considerations were broad and thoughtful. We were armed with the confidence of not just having done this before, but of having treated this project within the context of what made it unique.
Not only were we able to ultimately convince the client to keep the Neighborhood Market open an additional 9 months, our team ensured that there was no span of time during which the client was not serving the community by its vital market of food and necessities.
The End Result
By using the C2C approach, our team brought to light a way to deliver unique value to our client—and the community. Every project completion is a fulfilling experience, but even more so when that completion, because of the C2C approach, brings the client added value– in this case, 9 months of added revenue from strategic thinking.