Riverside County, CA / May 1st, 2020
In early 2020, Indiana-based Simon Property Group was America’s first large retail owner and operator to close its properties system-wide to address the spread of the coronavirus. Roughly two months later, a careful nationwide reopening of its premium shopping centers hinged on easing customer fears about crowded indoor spaces and avoiding lines and confusion especially when guests used Simon mall property services.
Some 49 to 77 properties across 10 states were included in the first phase of the plan. The constantly changing situation on the ground, and varying restriction from state to state, called for a nimble reopening plan and an agile, single-source printing partner capable of delivering custom wayfinding signage that could be quickly dropped-shipped to every individual location on the fly. Simon reached out to its longtime partner, Britten.
“Signage for each shopping center had to be done fast,” says Britten’s Jeff Smith. “Each property had different logos and directives. Each needed their signage printed, packaged, and set without a hitch.” Through impeccable standards and always making good on promises, Britten works to establish trust with every client it serves. That trust means less hassle for the client in times of stress. “Customers like Simon know we’ll always deliver exactly what they ask for,” adds Smith. “We’re a one-stop shop committed to always doing what needs done. Doing it right the first time and never making excuses, regardless of the obstacles.”