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Inside PRSM: August 15, 2018

Member News

Office Depot testing new coworking spaces in stores

Office Depot, Inc._200px.jpgOffice Depot is expanding its business services again as the company looks to move away from traditional retail and more into services. The platform, called Workonomy, will offer small and medium businesses space to work as well as all the products and services offered at Office Depot stores. Click here to read more.


H-E-B to convert store into an e-commerce warehouse

920x920.pngH-E-B will shutter one of its stores to make way for a satellite e-commerce warehouse as its home delivery and curbside pickup services expand. 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

   Retailer

Target

William Battleson

Kelly Noel

Sakura Jordan

Matt Richardson

Jake Nicklay

McCoys

Dakota Lambert

Lolli and Pops

Chen Sapirstein

   Supplier

Stay-Lite Lighting, Inc.*

Steve Winkel

Kirk Tuson

FRS Trenchcore*

Sherman Dupre

National Janitorial Solutions

Joanna Thomas

Adam Fisher

Industry News

PRSM members make STORES’ Hot 100 Retailers list

STORES’ annual Hot 100 Retailers list ranks the nation’s fastest growing retail companies by year-over-year domestic sales growth. Nine of the top 10 businesses represent different retail segments. Click here to view the hottest retailers of 2018.

Coworking spaces may be the answer to retailers’ foot traffic problem

ce97261204ade7db13cccdd8698d990a.pngAs mall and retail spaces transform, coworking spaces may be the solution to dwindling foot traffic. The highest concentration of co-working spaces in retail is currently in malls, which is expected to grow as the number of remote workers increase. Click here to read more.


Strong retail sales predicted – but tariffs could create issues

NRF increased its retail sales forecast for 2018, saying sales are expected to grow more than previously predicted thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs, but warning that tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence. The second half of 2018 could be a booming year for the retail industry, or could be derailed by protectionist trade policy. Click here to read more.


Events 

Register today for Mid-Year Conference - Early Bird Registration ends August 24!

Early bird registration ends August 24 (Register online at www.prmsmidyear.com)

Retailers: Register for Retail Quick Connect and receive one free hotel night at Mid-Year Conference. Participate in Power Connect Hosted Retailer Program and stay free Friday night!

Suppliers: Contact sales@prsm.com and register a retailer and receive 10 priority points for every retailer you bring in!


Join us in Vancouver & Toronto for Canada Events featuring keynote speaker Codi Shewan

Register online for the PRSM Canada East and West Events at www.prsmcanada.com. These two incredible events share the same program—join your FM peers at the most convenient location. 

  • GOING FORWARD: BUSINESS UNUSUAL with Codi Shewan / Are you feeling uncommon, uncomfortable, unconventional and uneasy in your business? Perfect - because that’s the new normal. Going forward, it’s business unusual. This session will recalibrate and introduce you to ways that realign your expectations and apprehension to change.

Retailers, join your FM peers at Goodwill October 18, where you determine the discussions

R2Rs are a forum of retailer peers who can provide solutions for your latest FM challenges. This confidential setting is a PRSM retailer member-only benefit, and allows you to tap into the most powerful resource you have—each other! Click here to register for the October 18 event. If you haven’t experienced an R2R yet, take the plunge and register today!


Resources

Hear about the changes to the RFMP designation in tomorrow’s webinar

180501RFMP logo.jpgDon’t miss your last chance to earn your Retail Facilities Management, RFMP, designation! In this town hall webinar, August 16 from 2– 3 P.M. CST, learn how to earn your RFMP before the end of the year, and get the latest update about the phasing out of the RFMP designation. Click here to register.


Miss out on the PRSM Benchmarking Survey? Report now available

In 2017, PRSM conducted the Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview Survey through PRSMBenchmarkingTool.com. Participating members have access to the Compare-to-Peers and downloadable presentations with personalized results throughout 2018.

If your company didn’t participate in the survey, the 2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview Benchmarking Report is available for purchase. Click here for a Snapshot of the data included in the comprehensive report.  


Four-part white paper series features Total Cost of Ownership

PRSM released a special series of white papers to help FMs determine the true cost of equipment and assets by evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This series is a stepping stone to develop more accurate budgets for different facilities management programs. Click the links below to access the TCO series.

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