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PRSM report reveals 2016 trends in retail FM
By Brianna Crandall, October 5, 2015—The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management (FM), has released its annual review of the state of retail FM and key trends impacting the industry's leading retailers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) tops the five retail industry issues impacting store maintenance professionals and suppliers managing multi-site facilities. While facilities managers cannot control market conditions, they can shape the retail environment they operate within by using advanced technology, data management, and developing the diverse set of skills needed for the future, says PRSM.
"The retail industry continues to rapidly evolve, and as facilities maintenance professionals and suppliers, we have to be aware of, and rapidly adapt to, changes in retail trends, technology and newer, more efficient ways to operate," said Patricia Dameron, PRSM's executive director.
"From using mobile devices to manage systems, to hiring, recycling and skilled labor shortages, today's FM professional has to elevate their game every day, just to stay in the game. This report highlights the key trends impacting retail FM," Dameron emphasized.
Included in this year's report are Amazon, Walgreens, Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, Niemen Marcus, and Staples, with support from Waste Management, Manpower North America, Prestige Maintenance and Daikin Applied. Trending are:
The PRSM 2016 Trends Report is available from the PRSM Association Web site.
The report was released at the recent PRSM Association Mid-Year Conference and will be a topic of discussion at the 2015 PRSM Canadian Conference to be held in Mississauga, Ontario, on October 27. Held each fall, these events provide strategic direction and tactical guidance for the retail industry, including retail facilities professionals. Held each spring, the PRSM National Conference is billed as the largest annual gathering of retail facilities professionals.