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Inside PRSM: September 19, 2018

Member News

Exciting updates coming soon to—PRSM Community to launch at MYC

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.

Have your stores been impacted by Hurricane Florence?

hurricane.pngThe 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.

Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome the following new individuals and member companies who recently joined PRSM. 

*Denotes new member companies


Bottega Veneta*

Jordan Campbell


CGP Maintenance & Construction Services, Inc.

Adam Kulpa


Industry News

Forty-six stories of maximalist retail on steroids—meet the future of retail

p-1-times-square.pngThe 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.

Tariffs on $200B worth of imports from China start Sept. 24

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.

Trending in retail: restaurant services in-store

ct-1536780344-aly54vdo5u-snap-image.pngAlong 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.


Register for Mid-Year by 11:59 pm TONIGHT! Retail members get special registration access

PRSM Retail Members have special access to register for the Mid-Year Conference until 11:59 P.M. TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 19. Use this exclusive discount code: MYEB18 and you will still receive Early Bird Pricing! Thank you for your membership and we look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!

Attend the October 18, Milwaukee PRSM Local Connect following Retailer2Retailer Forum

Retailers can register for the R2R Best Practices Forum at Goodwill, October 18 and then head over to The Explorium Brewpub from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. to join suppliers and other retailers for some PRSM-style networking! Trinity National Accounts, sponsor of the event, will provide appetizers and the first drink is on them. Cheers and thank you to Trinity National Accounts! To register for the Retailer2Retailer click here and to register for the Milwaukee PRSM Local Connect email

Codi Shewan is ready to rumble at PRSM’s Canadian events (watch video now!)

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 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.!


Assess your property’s storm damage with PRSM’s customizable tool

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 trades—how do you compare?

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.

180501RFMP logo.jpgTake the RFMP exam and earn the designation

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.