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Inside PRSM: May 9, 2018

Member News

Food Lion going on remodel spree

food lion.pngPRSM member Food Lion plans to remodel 105 stores in 2018 with part of its $168 million capital investment. Updates will include expanded deli departments and walk-in garden coolers. Click here to read more.

Kohl’s/Amazon partnership pays off

kohls_1.jpgSince the launch of the pilot program to accept Amazon returns in some stores, traffic at participating Kohl’s stores has been about 8.5% higher than others. The partnership is expected to expand to more Kohl’s stores. 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


Ascena Retail Group

Anthony Griffith

Kara Cutino

Joe Deluca

 Best Buy Co., Inc. 

Craig Hendley


Catie DeTullio


Genesis Services Group

Jeff Beckman

Brian Cronin

Ben Mackin

Trinity Building Services

Andy Jackson

XtraLight Manufacturing, Ltd.

Mike Mayer

Parker Line Stripping, Inc.*

Christian Parker

Jennifer Parker

Philadelphia Sign*

Phillip Yacovella

Dana Drayton

Industry News

NFPA releases world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard

180507nfpa.pngThe rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to create a standard for such events. The standard provides guidance for organizing, managing and sustaining active preparedness and response program so the risk, effect and impact of hostile events can be reduced. Click here to read more.

Large new Canadian mall home to 500 small retailers

A new mall in Alberta, Canada is being billed as one unlike any in western Canada, and its 500 retailers are banking on its unique style to help them thrive once the doors open this summer. Each retail space is purchased, not rented. Click here to read more.

Facilities need to be aware of new internet privacy rules

GDPR, or General Data Privacy Regulation, is sweeping new legislation that has implications for European and American organizations, including retail facilities. Click here to view the four things you need to know to make sure you're complying with GDPR.


Register now for the PRSM Energy and Sustainability Retail Summit coming to New Jersey

res.jpgPRSM Association, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) invite you to a dedicated event for retail professionals to share best practices for launching energy reduction and sustainability projects. Register now! 

Mark your calendars for east coast PRSM Local Connect networking event

Join PRSM in Hoboken, NJ at the Black Bear Grill for a night of networking on May 17 with PRSM retailer and supplier members! Click here to register.

Mobilizing the Retail Industry to Address the Technician Shortage Webinar 

With all the talk about the regulatory challenges facing the retail industry today, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the elephant in the room — namely, its growing shortage of qualified HVACR technicians. In an era of widely varying system architectures, changing technologies, and reliance on emerging and natural refrigerants, the need for qualified technicians is greater than ever.

 Learning Objectives:

  • How to recognize potential talent in recruiting HVACR technicians
  • How to use apprenticeship programs to increase the technician workforce
  • How to incorporate quality and consistency into technical training
  • How to create a self-directed training and education program

Click here to register for the May 17 webinar.


Are your stores’ HVAC systems ready for summer?

PRSM’s HVAC: Considerations For Total Cost of Ownership white paper outlines and details the costs of HVAC maintenance as they relate to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in a retail store environment. Make sure your stores’ HVAC systems are ready for the approaching heat wave by downloading the white paper here.

PRSM Magazine March/April Issue—Trading Up


It’s no secret the FM industry is facing a major shortage of skilled professionals. In fact, skilled trade positions are now the hardest jobs to fill in the U.S. According to some estimates, there are more than a million vacant jobs in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors alone. Click here to learn how trade schools and CTE programs can help fill the FM gap.

PRSM Magazine Special Issue—Perfecting the Partnership


Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” This is most definitely true in facilities management and retailer and supplier relationships. After all, forging a partnership is only the first step—its critical for retailers and suppliers to continually work to strengthen that bond. Click here to read more.