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Inside PRSM: July 12, 2017

Member News

PRSM Retailers Dominate WWD Biggest E-Commerce List

While Amazon is the largest online retailer, according to Women’s Wear Daily, eight of the top ten e-commerce retailers are PRSM members, with Walmart, Apple and Macy's leading the way. To view the entire list click here


Walmart Installs Giant Vending Machine for Online Pickup Orders

Customers scan a barcode from their online purchase, and within 45 seconds, the 16-foot machine, located near the front of the store opens and the items appear on a conveyer belt. The giant machines eliminate the normal, time consuming, labor intensive, pick-up-in-store process, yet still brings shoppers inside Walmart stores. Walmart is also installing refrigerated kiosks to make groceries purchased online easier. To learn more, click here.


Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome the following new individuals and member companies who recently joined PRSM. 

*Denotes new member companies

   Retailer

Saje Natural Wellness

Amanda Belanger

Big Lots Stores

Rodney Miller

   Supplier

ReTool Ventures*

Steven Gottfried

Serge Lubensky

Steve Keltz

Green Electric, Inc.*

Katie DiBella

ServiceChannel

Melissa Lane

Qualified Maintenance and Construction LLC

Stephanie Morgan

Rose Paving Company

Andrew Merrick

FacilitySource

Quinn Porner

 

Industry News

16 PRSM Retailers Make Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand List

Brandz has released their Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand List, and PRSM has 16 retailers represented. The report dives into up-and-coming brands who have risen in the rankings, and analyzes which brands are succeeding based on brand value this year, while factoring in the percent change from last year. To read the entire report, click here.


Survey Reveals Retailers Ready for Smart Building Solutions

Based upon a recent survey of retail facilities management professionals, more than 60% of retail companies are considering purchasing "smart" building technology. Another 25% claim they have already deployed the technology. Click here for more.


9 Reasons Why Prime Day Matters to the Rest of Retail

Amazon’s Prime Day kicked off a 30-hour run Monday and racked up billions in sales. However, Amazon is not the only retailer benefiting from this Christmas-in-July sale.  Prime Day matters to the rest of retail as well. Click here to read more.

Events 

NEW Quick Connect Event Premiers at Mid-Year Conference

Quick Connect is the way to open the door and connect with new and/or existing clients in the Retail FM Industry. Retailers will have their own tables as suppliers tour the floor during this dedicated speed-networking event. For more information on this unique networking experience click here. Conference Sponsors receive early VIP Access to the event! View Available Sponsorships here.  


Facilities Management Webinar

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Central)

Disasters and crises can strike anytime without warning; as an FM professional, you have to be ready to act within minutes of notice. Join this interactive session and look at four different disaster scenarios which will prepare you for the unimaginable.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Assess your preparedness in disaster response.
  • Evaluate areas of vulnerability that can impact business operations.
  • Identify key components each disaster plan should have.
  • Discuss best practices on building an effective crisis management team.
  • Review available resources that can help build or update your disaster plan.

Members Host Retailer-Only Forums in IL, CA, NJ, OH and WA

There have been seven excellent Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forums in 2017. Members gathered in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City and Montreal to discuss challenges. In addition, they learned about the latest trends from subject matter experts on: refrigerants phase out and energy efficiency.

Five more forums are scheduled across the country, hosted by PRSM Members. Register today for one of these great events!

July 13 - Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forum Hosted by Level Office in Chicago, IL

August 3 - Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forum Hosted by Charlotte Russe in San Francisco, CA

August 30 - Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forum Hosted by Wawa, Inc. in Barrington, NJ

September 27 - Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forum Hosted by Big Lots Stores in Columbus, OH

October 26 - Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forum Hosted by Savers, Inc. in Bellevue, WA

 

Resources

How to Become a Trusted Supplier in the Retail FM Industry

This White Paper helps suppliers understand the retail industry and the unique challenges faced by different segments, and how they can best fit into the matrix of providers used by retailers. Specifically, the paper addresses the following topics:

  • The retail industry outlook
  • The importance of knowing the retail industry
  • Understanding facilities management structure and strategy
  • How the business cycle translates into the supplier sales cycle
  • The strategic sourcing process
  • Maintaining the supplier/retailer relationship throughout the contract
  • Understanding industry work verification tools and processes.

Click here to download this White Paper.


Reducing Service Calls and Spending on Receiving Doors

In the 2017 Best Practice, “Reducing Service Calls and Spend on Receiving Doorsby Michelle Burrell, Vice President Marketing, Cornell Storefront Systems, Burrell talks about how receiving areas are typically small spaces with lots of material and lots of activity. A lot of facilities stage their inventory in the receiving area before moving it to store shelves. That staging area is usually right in front of the receiving door, and this ultimately leads to pallets bumping into doors or forklifts or pallet jacks impacting the door. This leads to damaged doors which are left unrepaired until they no longer operate. To download the entire Best Practice article, click here.


PRSM Magazine July/August Issue Now Available Online

This edition of Retail Store Maintenance focuses on Disaster Prep. Between tropical storms to active shooters, FMs need to be prepared for anything. This means making sure backup generators are available when it counts, ensuring facilities’ doors are ready for disaster, and countless other scenarios. To read the entire magazine online, click here.