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Inside PRSM: June 20, 2018

Member News

PRSM members, we need your input

PRSM is planning a Retail and Sustainability Summit in Cleveland, OH. PRSM, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) will host the event to allow retail professionals to share best practices for launching energy reduction and sustainability projects. To help us plan and ensure the event meets your needs, click here to take a quick survey.

Sam’s Club to open Amazon Go-type store

SamsClub.pngSam’s Club will test a smaller store format later this year in Dallas, TX. The store will focus on the use of tech, cashier-less checkouts, self-serve returns, scan-and-go technology, fresh foods and grab-and-go meals. 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




Quest Controls*

Clay Goggin

Ben Shipley

Jay Fanning


Industry News

Nation’s largest mega-mall approved to open

americandreammiami.pngThe American Dream Miami retail theme park, soon to be the largest mall in the U.S., won zoning approval from Miami-Dade County and cleared a significant hurdle toward building the $4 billion mega-mall. Click here for more information.

Retailers using tax benefits, other strategies to fill store positions

There are nearly 700,000 unfilled retail jobs, close to the highest level of open retail positions in history. Retailers are leveraging tax benefits and other opportunities to bring top talent through the doors. Click here to learn more.

The future of the shopping center is not about shopping

mall.jpgShopping centers are no longer passive places to buy things – they must be engaging places to do things. One mall owner plans to turn retail spaces into “retail classrooms” as well as build farms within the mall where customers can pick their own produce. Click here to read more.


Just a few days left to register for PRSM West Launch & PRSM Local Connect in Long Beach, CA

Connect, collaborate and contribute at the PRSM West Launch and PRSM Local Connect networking event, sponsored by Branded Group, in Long Beach, CA, 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 - Webinar

Would you like to know how your company compares to other PRSM Retailers? The PRSM Benchmarking Initiative provides an overview of specific trades such as HVAC and Janitorial, practices such as Sourcing and Fleet Management and an overview of the retail FM industry! Join us for the 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 for the June 28 webinar.

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 take place after the local R2R meeting. Click here to register for Chicago. Click here for Minneapolis. Click here for Philadelphia.


Do you know how much of your budget is dedicated to specific trades?

The latest PRSM Benchmarking Report, “2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview,” includes detailed information about Retailer Budgets & Expenses. Click here to see a snapshot of the data represented in the report. Click here to buy the Benchmarking Report.

PRSM Magazine May/June Issue—Gary Vee Challenges PRSM Members to “Go Where the Attention Is”

mayjune.pngIf you attended the keynote presentation during PRSM2018, you know how powerful and engaging keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk was. Vaynerchuk challenged conference attendees to “go where the attention is” and provided tips and tricks for retailers and suppliers competing in the retail industry. Click here for an overview of his keynote address.

Complete your Retail Facilities 101 certificate

Retail Facilities 101 is a comprehensive curriculum of specific and practical trade information about the multi-site retail facilities environment. This trade knowledge is valuable to new FMs and those who want to brush up on their trade skills. A certificate is awarded upon completion. Click here to read more.