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Improving Your Store and Your Workplace in One Easy Step

Author: Scott Kozelka

The Independent View


Improving Your Store and Your Workplace in One Easy Step  

 November 2, 2012 


My goal as your IGA Red Oval partner representative is to bring new ideas for your business in all the areas ARAMARK touches, from safety to cost-cutting to finding ways to improve your stores' brand image.

One simple way ARAMARK can help in all three areas is with ARAMARK floor mat rental, a program that will keep your store constantly supplied with clean, store-branded rental floor mats. And while floor mats might seem like a small issue, the value to your business simply can't be overstated. Did you know, for example:

  • 70 percent of all dirt and grime enters a building on your customers' feet. On average, frequently cleaned rental mats stop 85 percent of dirt from entering your store.

  • 90 percent of your store's electronic system failures are caused by dirt and dust accumulation.

  • The average cost of a slip, trip, or fall claim is $22,000.

Why choose ARAMARK for your floor mat program? As an industry leader for over 75 years, you can count on ARAMARK to provide:

  • Service: Reliable mat pick-up, cleaning, and delivery.

  • Quality: Products endorsed and certified by the National Floor Safety Institute {NFSI}, American Podiatric Medical Association and the American with Disabilities Act {ADA}.

  • Variety: One of the largest selections of high-quality carpet and anti-fatigue mats—all branded especially for your IGA store.

On behalf of everyone at ARAMARK, I thank you for your continuing partnership and support, and I look forward to working with you on all your floor mat rental needs. For help in customizing your store's work wear image and the newest ARAMARK apparel, please visit the ARAMARK/IGA custom website.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the IGA family members affected by Hurricane Sandy. Like so many, we too are experiencing power issues in our factories and distribution centers in the Northeast, so if you have recently placed an Aramark order, please know that we're diligently working to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible.

As always, ARAMARK is proud to be a Red Oval Partner and we truly value your business.


Scott Kozelka