Inside PRSM: September 19, 2018
The ability to easily connect with other members is a primary benefit of PRSM membership. The new PRSM Community replacing X-Change is more intuitive, easier to navigate and provides members an easy way to connect, ask questions, share solutions and solve problems. Click here to learn more about the new PRSM Community launching at Mid-Year Conference.
The Hurricane Florence X-Change Forum is a quick and easy way for retailers to connect with suppliers and other retailers to find the resources needed. Retailers needing specific supplies or services can post on the X-Change and suppliers can respond and provide what is needed. Click here to connect.
*Denotes new member companies
CGP Maintenance & Construction Services, Inc.
The up-and-coming TSX Broadway building in Times Square is said to be the future of retail. This giant retail center will be a 46-story building with a soaring LED tower, three full-bleed screens that wrap around the building, and a stage that hovers 30 feet in the air. This building of the future will house 75,000 sq. ft of experiential retail. Click here to read more.
Despite dozens of industry organizations and businesses rallying against tariffs, the Trump administration is moving forward with 10 percent duties starting next week. In retaliation, China Tuesday announced tariffs on $60 billion worth of imports from the U.S. beginning, September 24. Click here to read more.
Along with selling items to help consumers create a meal, now shoppers can eat a meal in-store at Crate & Barrel in Chicago. The full-service restaurant trend in retail stores is becoming more prominent as retail evolves. Click here to read more.
To register for the Retailer2Retailer click here and to register for the Milwaukee PRSM Local Connect email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our amazing speaker Codi Shewan (view video here)! There is a lot of business to be done in Canada and the Canada East and West Events are the place where business happens! Retailers can register online, and suppliers can purchase sponsorships at www.prsmcanada.com. Don’t forget to join us for the PRSM Impact Charity event at the PRSM East event, Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 P.M.– 6:00 P.M.!
The “Natural Disaster - Initial Property Damage Survey” is a customizable template designed to assess the status of stores after a natural disaster. The form can be used to determine the severity of damage and to prioritize recovery team efforts, should multiple locations be impacted by a hurricane, earthquake, flood, or fire. Click here to download the form.
Retailers outsource 91 percent of maintenance trades. However, this average does fluctuate depending on the retailer’s box size. The “2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview” includes a Supplier Management section that includes information about preferred supplier types, work orders, technologies used by retailers and suppliers, payment terms and methods for identifying new suppliers. Click here to see a snapshot of data represented in the report. Click here to buy the Benchmarking Report.
There are only a few months left to earn the RFMP designation before the program changes! Make sure to take the RFMP test at Mid-Year Conference, or go online to take the test here.