Inside PRSM: November 8, 2017
Petco will host celebrations to highlight its expanded veterinary services in five remodeled stores this month. The stores, located in California, Colorado 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 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.
*Denotes new member companies
The Children's Place
Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Ascena Retail Group Inc.
Lowe's Home Centers LLC
The Home Depot
North American Signs
Carrier Strategic Accounts
Brite Building Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.