At the beginning of October this year, two pilot stores incorporating the new Jamin concept were opened in Zwolle and Geleen. Jos de Vries The Retail Company devised this new concept and RBM aided the construction and layout of the two brand-new stores.
Minno Venema, operations manager at Jamin Winkelbedrijven, explains the partnership:
‘With the advent of a new management at Jamin at the start of the year, it was decided to breathe a new lease of life into the company. Although Jamin enjoys widespread popularity, we were keen to know exactly how customers view the brand image and product range in 2008.
The current store concept was put under a microscope. We came to the conclusion that the stores were missing two key elements: communication with the customer; and the focus on Jamin’s history and tradition.
The fact that Jos de Vries The Retail Company is under the same roof as Retail Bouw Management, was instrumental in our choice. Cooperation between all parties involved was extremely favourable. We are quickly able to translate design into implementation. Not only does it lead to savings in time, but we are well within budget.