Walgreens was looking for a better solution to the cosmetics signage lighting. The high maintenance and energy costs of the ultra-cheap lights were too high of a burden and the payback was too little. Multiply cost across 7000+ stores and the 5-year price tag for maintenance and energy alone soared to over $75 million!
Hera Lighting stepped up to the challenge and presented a solution to address all the deficiencies in the current system to generate significant savings. Then configured a custom-tailored solution for flexibility to include installation training for all the maintenance teams nationwide. Hera created an internal fulfillment team to use Walgreens store data and create a specific bill of materials and shipping details for each store.
The Hera solution produced an ROI in 1.3 years. This was a higher upfront cost than the current system but Walgreens management had the foresight to look to the future and see this resulted in a huge direct savings of $51 million over 5 years. Since there is no maintenance, all the signage stays lit to keep the displays looking their best.