By this time, Bentley’s involvement directly with A&P Food Stores peaked and the company was hired by the corporate office to design a full range of prototype stores for the Super Foodmart labels. This continued to strengthen the company’s reputation as a leader in the design of food stores.
Thanks to Bentley’s heavy involvement with A&P grocery stores, Publix hired the company to adapt its prototype design at numerous locations throughout Florida. Also during this time, technology was progressing rapidly and becoming readily available to small businesses. It was around this time that Bentley Architects + Engineers, Inc. registered its first e-mail address. This marks the beginning of the totally digital era, even though still in the infancy stage.