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Inside PRSM: September 6, 2017

Member News

PRSM Mid-Year Conference Kicks Off Today

Hundreds of PRSM members packed the Indianapolis Convention Center today to kick off PRSM2017 Mid-Year Conference. Pre-conference activities include a PRSM/VOA Charity Work Day, a behind the scenes tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, education/networking sessions, and the welcome reception.

Legendary football coach Lou Holtz will be the keynote speaker at Thursday’s General Session. Dozens of education sessions, networking events and an exhibition hall with more than 200 supplier booths will round out this year’s event. For quick access to the online conference guide, click here.  If you are unable to attend, follow the event on PRSM’s Twitter account.

H-E-B Has Re-opened All Houston Area Stores

PRSM Retailer, H-E-B has re-opened 30 of its grocery and convenience stores in the Houston metro area that had closed during Hurricane Harvey. While H-E-B FMs worked fast to re-open stores, H-E-B also donated more than $1 million to the relief fund, has been operating two mobile kitchens, operating mobile pharmacies and distributing food and supplies to survivors and relief workers. Click here for more.

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

*Denotes new member companies


Wolverine Worldwide*

Corey Kuntz

Luxottica Retail

Jasmine DeGobbi

Xpress Spa*

David Bauer



Yardi Systems*

Mary Chu

Cole Schoolland

Matt Eggers

Energy Network Systems, Inc.

West Jim



Industry News

Retailers Step Up to Help Hurricane Victims

The list of retailers stepping up to help hurricane victims reads like a who’s who of PRSM members.

Companies have pledged $113 million to relief efforts as of Thursday afternoon, according to an estimate from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Fifty-two companies had donated $1 million or more. Click here to see a list of companies. 

Retail Store Openings Increase in 2017

Over 4,000 more stores are opening than closing among big chains in 2017. As the “retail apocalypse” canard continues to grab the odd headline in the media, the data and the facts are consistently telling us quite a different story: a story of an industry in transition, but still growing. The most recent retail sales figures released by the Census Bureau were up a robust 4.2 percent year-on-year in July. Every month this year has seen a steady increase in sales over the same period last year.  Click here for more info.

PRSM Releases 2018 Trends Report

Today, PRSM released its 2018 Trends Report which identifies the leading trends impacting retail facilities management. The five trends include:

  • A new era in retail
  • Streamlining fulfillment
  • The skills gap crisis
  • Making the mark
  • FM technology

To read this year’s Trends Report online click here.

To view an Infographic of the 2018 Trends click here.


Canada East and Canada West Focuses on “Leading Through Change”

Retail in Canada is growing, but still undergoing changes and the Canada East and Canada West events address those changes. Both events will provide a Retailer Quick Connect session where PRSM Suppliers can quickly meet with multiple retailers, as well as a networking lunch and awards program.

Jennifer Spear, the featured speaker, will address how to think faster, lead smarter and act now to survive in a changing marketplace.

Early Bird Registration for both events closes September 15thSponsorships are still available.

PRSM LIVE Networking – New York, NY – Sept. 13th 

Don’t miss out on the PRSM Live networking event in New York, September 13th Open to both members and non-members this is the perfect venue to network with old friends, meet new, potential business partners and learn about what is happening at PRSM.  Join us at Stout NYC

133 West 33rd Street, New York, NY  10001 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Click here to register.

PRSM European Exchange Offers International Connections – November 9th

PRSM is excited to host its annual European Retail Exchange, November 9, in Milan, Italy. The one-day event brings together retail facilities management professionals from around the world to share their knowledge of best practices for doing business in the European and global markets.

Click here to register.


Retail Store Maintenance Magazine Goes International

Managing FM across multiple countries presents unique challenges. The Sept/Oct issue of Retail Store Maintenance Magazine highlights the challenges international FMs face and what to consider if your retailer is planning an international expansion. Read the latest issue online now.

Save Time and Cut Costs with PRSM Tools

PRSM provides numerous tools and resources to help new and experienced FMs tackle tough problems, cut costs and save time. The Janitorial Workload tool is one of the most used tools in the PRSM arsenal.

Or, try the Scope of Work template to simplify contract terms. Don’t reinvent the wheel, use PRSM resources and capitalize on the decades of experience shared by PRSM members. Click here to see the list of PRSM tools available.

Successful Companies Don’t Recruit Leaders - They Grow Their Own

The shortage of trained, qualified leaders is one of the biggest barriers companies face today. Leadership development is major challenge for most companies. PRSM’s Management Series training is the ideal way to train the leaders you need tomorrow, today.

The Management Series includes training on:

  • Effective Leadership - What Matters Most Now
  • Motivation and Management - Rethinking the Workplace
  • Managing Yourself - Tips and Tactics
  • Thinking More Strategically

PRSM Members may register for the complete series for only $99. Click here to register today.