At Z we want to be famous for having awesome food and drink on the go, and our strategy for achieving this is to:
In December 2014, we trialled five frozen yoghurt units at sites. Its reception led to us launching an RFP for the frozen yoghurt project (Froyo) which was won by a company called Popstars.
Popstars were chosen for their ability to design, fabricate and deliver to site.
In addition to the original format we asked them to meet two key challenges:
Both Popstars Directors, Jonty and Brian, embraced the challenge!
The Popstars and Z Collaboration
The Chillzone ongoing rollout is a great success.
In only a few short months since the RFP, we have re-designed the offer, prototyped the new cabinet options, piloted it on site and rolled out 8 stores prior to Christmas.
The inclusion of the Coke offer changed the implementation process substantially, requiring additional services works, CO2 gas, and landlord and building consents etc.
Each new challenge was tackled with an agility and flexibility essential in these types of rollouts across both Popstars and Z, and the implementation accomplished to date speaks for itself.
While Popstars has had a working relationship with Z Energy for the last 5 years, the last 12 months have been the most rewarding for them. Since winning the frozen yoghurt RFP they have grown significantly as a business and have:
The stand out for us at Z is how Popstars, as a small to medium size business, have managed the ISN accreditation. This says a tremendous amount about their expertise in their field and the skills and experience they bring to the table.
Jonty, Brian and their Popstar’s team understand and appreciate the Z Why and have seamlessly included Z’s Values into their working ethos. They are knowledgeable, adaptable, open to change and willing to challenge us to get to a better outcome. This has made our journey together on this venture both rewarding and enjoyable, and we look forward to future collaborations.
Andreas Wengrzik, Store Refit Project Manager