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Inside PRSM: November 8, 2017

Member News

Petco expands in-store wellness services with November store remodels

Petco will host celebrations to highlight its expanded veterinary services in five remodeled stores this month. The stores, located in CaliforniaColorado and Texas will offer a full suite of in-store veterinary care and wellness services through Petco's newest store design. Click here to read more.


Williams Sonoma adds in-store convenience for online shoppers

Williams Sonoma has added a service that links its stores with its e-commerce site. Customers that place an order through the Williams Sonoma website can now pick up their order at any of the 221 retail locations for free with free gift wrapping service. Click here to read more.


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

*Denotes new member companies

   Retailer

Dollarama LP

Erika Botti

Nina Buffone

Samsung

Michelle Howard

The Children's Place

Thomas DiTrani

Walgreens

David Highes

Steve Lamontagne

Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

Paul Stuart

Tony Pisa

Ascena Retail Group Inc.

Anthony Griffith

Amy Ochoa

Jamie Hubbard

David Jones

Sue Elliot

Lowe's Home Centers LLC

Jason Wain

Robert Hawkins

Justin Probst

The Home Depot

Chapelle Cummings

Jacob Smith

Shannon Hill

Stacy Kenny

Michael Barnes

Cheryl Douglas

Tommy Ryan

Sarah Livingston

Mark Mgandi

Soncerray Montley

Peden Young

Pratik Bharadwaj

Samantha Woolf

Shemmy Ma

Rebecca Cherry

Chris Nation

Melissa Magda

Christin Gardiner

Jennifer Peevy

Brian Thompson

Lisa Fairall

 

   Supplier

QSI Facilities

Rene Trevino

North American Signs

Mark Andersen

Guardtop LLC

Jeff Luzar

Natasha Koleas

Carrier Strategic Accounts

Theresa Dawson

Cima Network*

Steve Aust

Bill Lockett

Mark Lockett

Nabco Entrances

Jackie Saldana

Brite Building Services

Erika Goldman

Industry News

What experts say about the so-called “retail apocalypse”

Despite the gloomy headlines declaring the death of retail, evidence shows that the industry is changing, evolving, growing and certainly not dying. Click here to read more.


These retailers will be closed Thanksgiving Day

Dozens of retailers across the nation have decided to give their employees Thanksgiving Day off and will not be opening stores. Many of these are PRSM retailers. A current list of retailers closed on Thanksgiving can be found here.


Inflation will drive Christmas sales growth this year

Studies forecast retail sales will increase by 1.9% this quarter with leading categories in beauty and health & wellness. Food & grocery retail growth sales are expected to more than double. Click here to read more predictions.

Events 

Nanotechnology in Coatings Webinar

Join PRSM, November 9, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. (CDT) for the Nanotechnology in Coatings webinar. For durability, toughness, adhesion and aesthetics in protective coatings, enhancing the base resin with additives can be key to specialized high performance and long-term cost savings. Nano-sized ingredients and resin modifiers are improving the performance of building materials and shaking up the world of construction. This enabling technology will revolutionize and evolve building and design for years to come.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the basic concepts of nanotechnology, examples in nature and relevance to the FM (Facility Management) industry.
  • Identify coating applications including anti-graffiti, waterproofing, washability, durability, anti-microbial.
  • Distinguish coating product performance attributes that are a result of nanotechnology.

Click here to register.


ICSC RetailGreen Conference 

Register by November 21 for RetailGreen and CenterBuild, the premier retail design and construction conference November 28 and 29, 2017. PRSM members receive a savings of $100 with the $390 advance rate.


Lab Partners: How to Leverage DOE National Laboratories—Better Buildings Webinar

Secretary Perry describes the National Labs as the "crown jewels of America's R&D efforts." National Labs offer unique expertise, facilities, and tools Better Buildings partners can leverage towards their goals. This webinar on December 5 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. ET will introduce attendees to the various labs and ways to collaborate with National Lab researchers. Register here.

Resources

Best Practice—Contaminant Control Guidelines

Read this Best Practice by Quentin Crowe, Systems Specialist at Hussmann Corporation, to make sure you are in line with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and guidelines for refrigerant handling and management.


PRSM Magazine November/December Issue—The Unretailer

The term “retailer” causes most people to think of stores that sell consumer goods. There are, however, a number of retail companies that provide services rather than goods, and even some that may sell consumer goods but not as a traditional retailer. To read more, click here.


PRSM offers on-demand webinars for FM professionals

One of the many resources PRSM offers is on-demand webinars. There are nearly 200 webinars available to watch anytime, anywhere that cover a wide variety of facilities maintenance topics. Click here for the full list.