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Inside PRSM: January 10, 2018

Member News

The CVS Health/Aetna merger forces the industry to adapt

cvs-health-logo-stacked.pngCVS Health’s acquisition of health insurer Aetna has the potential to upend the whole healthcare landscape by converting stores into walk-in doctors offices. CVS, which focused on the last mile of care with its pharmacy and over-the-counter medications, can now focus on the first mile of care with these new or updated stores. Click here to read more.

Gander Outdoors to re-open 69 locations

gander-logol.jpgGander Outdoors, formally known as Gander Mountain, announced the initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to re-open under its new name in 2018. Gander Mountain was purchased by Camping World Holdings in 2017. Click here to view the full list of store openings.

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

*Denotes new member companies



Mike Reed

Jim Blain

Lola Shannon

Chris Gardner

Jay Flanigan


Stephen Quattrocchi

Kacper Stefaniszyn


Solid Surface Care, Inc.*

Alex Kopsahilis

Corey May

Chad Stout

Extra Space Storage

Mathew Kelly

Jordon Manwaring

AFGO Mechanical Services, Inc

Brittany Vinizzi

Case Snow Management, Inc.

JP Sanieski


Bryan Appell

Michael Apell

Kristen Sheridan

ERS Building Maintenance

Cary Hudson

Industry News

Movement to focus on sexual harassment in janitorial industry

stop-sexual-harassment-21840.jpgTime’s Up, a new effort to combat sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, was announced last week. The announcement specifically addresses women working in janitorial services, agriculture, garment factories and those who are undocumented. Click here to read more.

Pet food sales get physical

While e-commerce has become a blazing hot trend, an overwhelming majority of Americans still purchase pet food in-store—88 percent of dog owners and 93 percent of cat owners purchased in a store in the last 12 months according to a report by Packaged Facts. Click here to read more.

2017 holiday sales results were up compared to 2016

Citi Trends released its 2017 Holiday Sales Results. Overall, Q4 total sales were up more than $10 million compared to 2016. The company is also evaluating the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on earnings. Click here to read more.


PRSM2018 National Conference

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.

Jumpstart Your Career with Professional Development Workshops 


Get in-depth training during special workshops designed to enhance your professional development. You’ll walk away with new tools to jumpstart your career and return home with new confidence to do and achieve more. Click here for full descriptions of each session available during PRSM2018 National Conference. Please ensure you arrive by Sunday, April 8 to participate.

Legalization of Marijuana and Its Impact on Retail FM Webinar

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.


Become a member of the PRSM Ambassador Club

Now is the perfect time to become a member of the exclusive PRSM Ambassador Club! It’s easy! Do you know retailers who are not PRSM members, and are interested in attending PRSM2018? Refer them to join PRSM today by following the simple referral instructions. Click here to learn more.

Best Practice—Internal Asset Management Discoveries

best practices.pngAfter discovering stores in one country had a significantly higher number of maintenance interventions than stores in other countries, a retailer was puzzled. In this Best Practice by Kinga Makenas, Business Development Manager at Urgent Technology, learn how the retailer used a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to extract data from other countries to save money and solve the issue for store machinery.

PRSM Magazine January/February Issue—Zero the Hero

cover.pngIn most aspects of business and life, zero is not an exciting number—but it is an extremely desirable digit in the modern facilities management world. For many FMs, a net zero energy building is a dream come true. Click here to learn tips and tricks to get you on the track to net zero energy and cost savings.