Our last STL moved to a really bad store in another state. Our store is fairly green and we are even in top 10 on some of the guest survey scores for our group. I was told that this other store ranks at the bottom of almost everything for the district and I am sure that they rank in bottom 1/2 for their group too. That is why our old STL was sent there.Typically if a store is doing bad enough that the dtl needs to clean house they'll put a seasoned STL in place to bring it up to brand expectations.
This happened at the store I'm currently at. They brought in a veteran stl and within two and a half years they've brought the store up two sales volume grades, have established a culture of accountability that wasn't there, and has green metrics across the board.
Of course getting p-fresh helped, but without that Stl's leadership this store would have never been doing this well.