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Inside PRSM: June 13, 2018

Member News

IKEA sets new climate goals to tackle unsustainable consumption

ikea.pngThe world’s largest furniture retailer aims to reduce more greenhouse gases than its value chain emits by 2030. The company is also on track to becoming fully-powered by renewable energy in the next year. Click here to read more.

JC Penney scores with store-within-a-store concept in 650 locations

fanatics.pngSportswear retailer Fanatics and J.C. Penney have partnered to introduce mini sportswear stores inside 325 J.C. Penney locations. These stores range from about 650 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq.ft. The companies intend to expand to 650 stores by the back-to-school season. 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


Ross Stores, Inc.

Paige Miller

Xavier Camacho

Burlington Stores

Benny Diaz

Robert Potts



Trent Limban

Nouveau Elevator Industries

Jacob Hertz

Software Motor Company

Maz Mogannam

Diaz Group LLC*

Ruben Diaz

Oscar Garcia

Guillermo Recendiz

Industry News

Retail center owners look to hotels to fill vacant big-box spaces

Hotels seem to be a particularly good fit for vacant retail centers, which tend to have ample parking, prime locations and shopping, restaurants and entertainment options readily available for travelers. Click here to read more.

Niche retail stores are booming

luxury-store-11.jpgWhile the last couple years have been difficult for some companies, there’s one retail concept that’s booming: specialty retail. These stores, which focus on smaller, niche categories, have been on a roll with earnings, same store sales and store openings. Click here to read more.

Utilizing AI keeps stores experiential, helps retailers

Creating experiences in-store is a way to draw shoppers into brick-and-mortar locations. However, AI can be used for more than just the customer experience—in fact, it can help streamline store operations and regulate the retailer’s supply chain. Click here to see how AI is impacting brick-and-mortar retailers.


Join us for our PRSM West Launch & PRSM Local Connect, sponsored by Branded Group, in Long Beach, CA

Connect, collaborate and contribute at the PRSM West Launch and PRSM Local Connect networking event in Long Beach, CA on June 23. There will be a Beach Clean-Up & Brunch networking event from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Click here to register.

PRSM Benchmarking: How to Find Data and Utilize at Your Own Brand

Would you like to see how your company compares to other PRSM Members? The PRSM Benchmarking Initiative offers an overview of specific trades such as HVAC and Janitorial, practices such as Sourcing and Fleet Management and even an overview of the entire retail facilities management industry! Join us for the live webinar, PRSM Benchmarking: How to Find Data and Utilize at Your Own Brand, to:

  • Understand how to collect your own benchmarking information
  • Learn from PRSM Members about how to utilize PRSM Benchmarking Data
  • Hear about the newest PRSM Benchmarking Resources
  • Have the chance to provide feedback about PRSM Feedback

Click here to register.

PRSM Local Connect coming to Chicago, Minneapolis and Philadelphia on June 28 

Join PRSM members for PRSM Local Connect Networking events in Chicago and Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, June 28. The Minneapolis PRSM Local Connect will follow the local R2R meeting. Click here to register for Chicago. Click here for Minneapolis. Click here for Philadelphia.


New PRSM Benchmarking Report provides budget comparisons

One of the most anticipated reports included in the 2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview is found in the Retailer Budget & Expenses Section. The section features new best practices and industry averages on the Repair & Maintenance, Capital Expenditures, Remodel & Reimage and Total Budgets broken down in a variety of ways.

Remember, if your company participated in the Benchmarking Report, you receive a complimentary report and still have access to the PRSM Benchmarking Tool, where you can compare your responses against industry averages or a specific industry segment. Please email with any questions. 

PRSM Magazine May/June Issue—PRSM2018 Takes the Power of Facilities to a New Level

mayjune.pngA record-breaking crowd tapped into the power of facilities at the PRSM2018 National Conference. More than 2,000 facilities professionals powered up on advice from Gary Vaynerchuk, attended innovative educational sessions and collaborated while visiting more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor. Click here to read an overview of PRSM2018.

Download PRSM’s Service Level Agreements (SLAs) white paper

The main purpose of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is to improve service by clearly defining service requirements to achieve the business needs and to enhance working relationships with business partners through better understanding and communication. Download PRSM’s SLA White Paper and Example for tips and tricks to create better SLAs.