Success Stories - Hannaford

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Wholly-owned subsidiary of Delhaize America

Headquartered in Scarborough, ME

Founded in 1883

200+ stores in New England, upstate NY

26,000+ employees

Building the Perfect Polo

The Client

Owned by Delhaize America, Hannaford Supermarkets has approximately 200 stores and 26,000 employees throughout New England. Headquartered in Scarborough, Maine, their service area includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

The Challenge

Hannaford wanted to freshen up their look and transition to a more durable, comfortable uniform that would last. Their previous uniform was a heavy 60/40 cotton/polyester red polo with a large one-color logo on the sleeve. The shirt performed like a typical blended polo and was known to fade and shrink. Also, many employees reported finding the heavier shirts to be less comfortable than shirts they would buy for themselves.

The Solution

After consulting with Hannaford leadership, we proposed our signature waffle weave performance polo, which addressed each of Hannaford’s concerns; it was color fast, easy-care, breathable, durable, and draped well on all body types. After providing two stores with test product, the design was finalized with the input of Hannaford employees. The weight of the waffle weave fabric was adjusted for the colder climate, and the shirt color and logo were updated to provide a uniform the associates looked forward to wearing.

Case Study - Hannaford

I can always count on Ukrop’s Threads to respond quickly and with great customer service every time we have an ask. We love working with you. We love our new uniforms, and we know you really make it happen.”

Sydney Clifton
Manager of Customer and Associate Experience

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