Faculty Advisor

Sweeney, Kevin M.


The DevelopSpringfield project for developing full-line supermarket models for the Mason Square area of the city is a two term project in collaboration with WPI. The goals of both project phases, where to develop methods and operational models for a sustainable full-line supermarket without the use of a market anchor. Our first team divided the supermarket analysis into five categories or “bundles” that was essential to the development of supermarket models. These categories included physical design, operational models, marketing, energy efficiency, and economic impact. Each bundle was analyzed for feasibility, optimal practices, and phase two’s recommendations. Lastly, our team generated a list of future research needs, which will be answered by the second phase project group.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



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