Poll: What do you do with your old store fitout after a redesign?
Most retailers roll out new store designs every five years and refresh their look with new signage and other elements more frequently to stay relevant to customers. But what happens to the old store fixtures and fittings?
In many cases, they’re still functional; they may simply feel “tired” or “old” to the customer.
Country Road Group’s store design and development manager Alicia Buffington said the company responsibly disposed of the old fitout in its Chadstone store through a demolition waste recycler and repurposed fittings in other stores in the network.
This was one of the criteria that helped its new Chadstone flagship earn a five-star “Green Star” rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. The new store design also featured recycled plastic throughout, and used low-VOC pain and FSC-certified timber.
But is Country Road the norm, or an outlier? We’re curious to know how you dispose of the majority of your old fixtures and fittings when you roll out a new store design. Take part in our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments below.
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