We are happy to welcome Ivie & Associates as our newest member in the PIC division. For over 20 years, Ivie has been recognized as a company that gets it done. In fact, their number one core value is, We do not tell our clients NO. This mentality is preached daily and the reason why clients take Ivie with them as they grow. The Ivie Installation Division is directly in line with this philosophy. Combining experienced Project Managers and tasking them in challenging roles allows Ivie to be creative and efficient, exceeding client goals. World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Stadards 5/24/13
World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards is pleased to welcome the following new members:
JobOn: is the leading provider of video enabled job application technology. Applicants for retail positions complete a job application and record short responses to retail interview questions using their Web cam or mobile device. Hiring Managers review the applications and interviews on their schedule and eliminate phone screening. Thousands of customers use JobOn to make better and faster hires.
Performance Merchandising Group: At PMG their focus is on a smaller volume of projects and doing them correctly, as opposed to taking on too many projects and providing mediocre service to their clients. The staff at PMG realize that there are a large number of merchandising companies for our clients to choose from and therefore, no project is taken for granted. They constantly strive to provide their clients with the highest quality work in the industry: on time, on budget and above expectations. World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards 5/20/13
In an enhanced effort to bring more attention to the skills and abilities of our members, World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards will be including a Performance Showcase as part of seven key programs to launch with our new website. These seven steps where recently previewed at the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC). The new website is in final stages of development and will be ready soon.
Information for this section will come directly from our member profiles, but will be an energized version of the current expanded company listing. Members will be able to update most areas of their profile without any administrative assistance by simply signing in.
The Performance Showcase ties in directly with your status on Gold Standard Certification and provides background information on your company in such areas as: channel experience, geo service area, service specialization, examples of past work, company size, workforce statistics, service type, official registration type, HQ and division location, years in service, industry/SIC and key contact information.
Potential customers can find your Showcase by using a search function that will include much more information than currently available. There will also be an endorsement feature so your clients can endorse your performance for others to see.
The whole idea is to give retailers and manufacturers the tools they need to find the right service company to match the right opportunity while improving your chances to gain that business. Also, the Performance Showcase will allow the Association to raise the profile and importance of at-retail merchandising and marketing activities in the retail environment.
The Association is in the middle of an extensive research and development transition in regards to several key initiatives all designed to give you, the members, greater value and relevancy. We are counting on your patience, involvement and cooperation as together we shape the future of our industry.
World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards welcomes the following Support Services members to the Association :
everyBODY Media joins our Support Services Division and will also be an exhibitor at the upcoming Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference. Point of Purchase advertising meets employee apparel to create the most visible, flexible and innovative advertising network in retail. A Switch-It Uniform Program from everyBODY Media increases customer engagement, upgrades the look of your employees and eliminates your uniform expense! Retailers and brands can integrate this new store advertising media into their overall marketing strategy and create a consistent customer experience.
UTi Logistics also joins our Support Services Division. UTi is an industry-leading, non-asset-based supply chain management company that delivers competitive advantage to client supply chains. With innovative, integrated solutions configured to your specific requirements within any major vertical market, UTi can design, manage and service your supply chain efficiently and cost-effectively. The UTi global footprint of over 350 offices and over 240 logistics centers in over 50 countries enables them to develop and implement client-centric, global solutions with primary services that include air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution, customs brokerage, managed transportation services and supply chain analysis and consulting.
The World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards welcomes two new members:
Upfront Marketing joins the Association as a member of the Event/Demo division. Upfront Marketing excels at managing event teams. They recruit, schedule and manage the events. Their recruiting department is top-of-the-line with an event management team that is professional, efficient and always staying ahead. They have a great customer satisfaction record and retain 95 percent of their contracts each year.
ReSet Staffing joins the Association as a Support Services Member. ReSet Staffing provides qualified retail labor employees nationwide. They support initial store set-ups, merchandising resets and complete store remodels. ReSet Staffing can support any length of project, from 1-day resets to 10-week remodels and pride themselves on the quality and dedication of their W-2 team members. ReSet Staffing will do the best job for you, your client and/or team at a fair price. World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards 2/15/13
The Retail Merchandising & Marketing Conference (RMMC) has its own free mobile app. Now you can access all the information you need for RMMC on your mobile device. Simply scan the QR Code on this poster or follow the directions to download the Guidebook app, search for Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference, and install. We will be hosting a webinar on the Mobile App on Thursday February 21st at 11am CST. More details to follow. World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards 2/08/13
We welcome the following new members to our Association :
Force 1 One Merchandising core competencies lie in recruiting, training and deploying professionally trained retail representatives simultaneously to perform business critical tasks within a retail setting and reporting on that activity. Once a go-to-market plan is defined, they execute accordingly. Their premier service offerings coupled with professional staff and employees have rapidly become the standard for retail merchandising in all classes of trade. Among their many clients currently using Force 1 One services are Nestle, Bimbo Bakeries, Goya Foods, Red Bull, and Acosta Sales & Marketing.
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc, has joined our Manufacturer division and is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payment products for consumers and businesses. The company Gift Card Mall offers the most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products from leading brands. Gift Card Mall, with access to 165-million unique customer visits each week, is available through a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty stores and Internet retailers, including GiftCardMall.com. Blackhawk Network business solutions include reward and incentive programs that offer choice and flexibility through a wide array of card brands, custom designed Visa prepaid cards and fulfillment options.
Precision Retail Services main goal on every merchandising services project is to finish on time, on budget and to exceed client expectations. From the most complex store remodel and complex display installations to simple POP placement for thousands of stores, we have the experience, flexibility and resources to get the job done. Our team of merchandising service reps possess a diverse knowledge base in all the critical aspects of the merchandising process. Our project managers and team leaders have the skill set and ability to think on their feet to work through the challenges they meet in the retail store environment.
NARMS is pleased the welcome the following new members:
Plant Kinetics is a full service merchandising organization. They help retail partners execute planograms, point of purchase displays, general merchandising and live goods rotation. Plant Kinetics invest in relationships at every level to assure their service is an extension of client goals. Plant Kinetics joins NARMS as a new member of the Merchandising Services Division.
Also joining the Association this week is Pick-See Reporting Solutions, a Canadian based company operating out of British Columbia. Pick-See is a complete data management and reporting solution that will allow your sales or service team to reach its full potential. By providing real-time information and notifications without email clutter or cumbersome formatting, you can free up your time to analyze your business information rather than wasting your time to hunt and gather it. Pick-See has joined the Support Services Division and will be exhibiting at the 2013 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference.
We also welcome a past member who has rejoined the Association and expands our representation into the Philippines. Lamonte Sales and Merchandising Specialists is regarded as one of the premier merchandising service companies in the Philippines and has been associated with the top corporations in the food, beverage, drug, personal care and telecommunication industries. They boast highly trained and experienced manpower for merchandising and promotional projects and are proud of their superior record of client satisfaction.
TNT Sales, previously a member of NARMS has rejoined the Association in the Merchandising Service Organization division. TNT Sales is a family owned company in Wheat Ridge, Colorado that has been in business for more than 15 years. Specializing in the implementation of programs for travel centers and convenience stores, they provide individualized customer service and support. Their programs for sales and services are evaluated frequently and adjusted to maximize sales and meet customer expectations. This is a dynamic company, always looking for excellent ways to increase customer profits. NARMS 1/18/13
Happy New Year to you and we wish you and your families health and prosperity in 2013. With the start of the New Year, we are excited to see many companies who are renewing their membership, and also former members who are rejoining NARMS. One such company is FSA (Field Surveys & Audits) Merchandising, who offer a complete solution for 3rd party service needs across all retail channels. With thorough coverage in the upper Midwest, they are well acquainted with the programs, procedures and personnel of the store groups we service. Their 100+ quality merchandisers work as an extension of your company resetting sections, cutting in new items, and building/maintaining displays. We are pleased to welcome FSA Merchandising back on board.
As a reminder, NARMS is currently receiving membership dues for 2013. Invoices were sent out to all companies in December and if for any reason you did not receive yours, please contact Cynthia Davis at (720) 442-9011 or email [email protected]
The 2013 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) is in four months and registration is well on the way! If you have not registered for our annual conference, then please do so now by clicking here. Dynamic and industry specific keynote speakers are being secured and updates will be sent out regularly. Educational breakout sessions offer you and your divisional staff important and relevant information as it relates to the future of the retail services industry, and our trade show is already two-thirds full! The conference kicks off with the annual golf tournament and wraps up with an all-star retail marketing panel discussion. For further information on the conference please contact Fiona Lipscomb at (720) 442-9011 ext 104 or email [email protected]
As we continue to renew members for 2013, we are also in the process of welcoming new members to NARMS! We are pleased to announce the following new members who have joined our Association :
LaMi Products is a national distributor and DSD service provider for general merchandise items and programs to over 2,000 supermarkets in 39 states. They are a growing, privately held company and offer competitive pay rates, mileage reimbursement, independent work days, flexible schedules and advancement opportunities. LaMi products has joined the MSO division of NARMS.
Blackhawk Network is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The Companies Gift Card Mall offers the industry’s most popular gift card and telecom products from leading brands. Gift Card Mall, with access to 165 million unique customers each week, is available through a network of leading grocery stores, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty stores and internet retailers. Blackhawk Network business solutions include reward and incentive programs that offer choice and flexibility through a wide array of cards. NARMS 12/21/12