Inside PRSM: December 6, 2017
Rite Aid has completed the pilot closing and first subsequent closings under the amended and restated asset purchase agreement, resulting in the transfer of 97 Rite Aid stores and related assets to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Click here to read more.
We are looking for the best PRSM members to rise to the occasion and lead the association. Nominate a colleague or yourself to serve on the PRSM Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 15, 2017. Click here for more information. Click here to submit a nomination online.
*Denotes new member companies
Lululemon Athletica Canada, Inc.
Hillberg & Berk
Jenny Craig, Inc.
VeraShield Rolled Moisture Barrier by GCP Applied Tech
Bonded Filter Co
MC Sign Company
Prestige Maintenance USA
Quantum Facilities Services
Alternatives in Engineering, Inc.
Recycling and Waste Solutions*
Quantum Facilities Services*
Avery Asphalt Inc.*
All Climate Refrigeration*
Even though mainstream media makes it sound like online sales are killing brick & mortar stores, more than 90 percent of retail sales still occur in physical stores. And, 2018 is looking bright for retailers as sales are predicted to increase even more and top $5.5 trillion by 2020. Click here to read more.
CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that would combine the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the United States—with the potential to reshape the nation’s health care industry. This merger will include shift in how CVS manages facilities and could be a harbinger of future retail mergers. Click here to read more.
The tax legislation passed by the U.S. Senate includes provisions that would have a significant impact on the renewable energy industry, should the bill pass through the House-Senate conference unchanged. To learn more, click here.
As laws regarding marijuana use evolve, many employers have questions. You can find answers during the PRSM webinar scheduled for January 25, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. This special webinar will explain the different rights and options of both employers and employees, as it pertains to managing the use of marijuana at work. Learning Objectives for Employers and Management:
- Outline how to address usage on the job, limitations on operating machinery.
- Define safety requirements and unsafe work conditions.
- Discuss management policies.
- Insurance concerns – health, general liability and worker’s compensation.
- Authorized medical conditions and implementation timelines.
- Review current government policies and expected future changes
Click here to register.
Registration for PRSM 2018 National Conference opens Friday, December 8, 2017. Don’t miss the best opportunity to connect, collaborate and contribute to the industry’s largest conference and trade show, April 9-11 in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here for more information or to purchase a booth.
A public meeting announcing the development of a Salt Management Strategy (SaMS) for the Northern Virginia region will take place on January 17, 2018 in Arlington, VA. This is an opportunity for local residents, retailers and suppliers to learn about the impacts and challenges of snow and ice management, share information and thoughts on snow and ice management, and get involved in the process of developing a SaMS. Click here for more information.
Every client presents unique challenges. FMs take pride in their ability to accommodate special requests, whether they be for retail locations or non-traditional retailers, such as banks, child care centers and medical facilities. To learn more about unique facility management needs for unretailers, click here.
Facilities leaders have proven that sweating the details in two areas—suppliers and assets—can deliver enhanced financial results and improve quality support for operations partners. In this Best Practice by Susan Spring, Senior Director of Customer Success at Corrigo, learn how to develop a system used to measure performance in service level agreements (SLA).
Couldn’t make it to Conference? Watch PRSM Conference sessions online. PRSM’s focus is on presenting the latest industry specific information that enables retail facilities professionals to be their most creative and productive. This best of conference series features insights to enhance your job knowledge and professionalism. Find available videos here.