Category: Canada

Aug

3

 

 

We’re excited to announce that Premium has been named the exclusive preferred partner for sales services by Best Buy Canada.

Premium offers decades of experience representing the most iconic brands in consumer electronics and has designed a turnkey sales program to simplify the approach for vendors seeking everything from seasonal sales support to full-scale brand advocacy programs.

 

 

“For over twenty years, Premium has locked arms with Best Buy to deliver the best customer experience. As we continue to grow our Canadian presence, it’s an honor to be recognized by Best Buy as their preferred sales services partner,” said Olaf Strom, President of Premium Canada

Data insights, customization, and strong relationships with Best Buy set this program apart. Premium’s experienced data analysts examine sales, opportunity, geography, and other factors to transform insights into action, creating optimized coverage scenarios purpose-built for flexibility in today’s fluid retail environment.

From there, the team is trained with a fully bespoke curriculum and certified before deployment. Ongoing communication between Premium, vendor partners and Best Buy is critical and is a key component to continued refinement and long-term performance gains. Paired with our proven field management and dedicated resources, this program approach is poised to deliver for today’s shoppers and brands.

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Are you ready to create connections at retail? Contact us today!

Jul

29

Last year, we announced Premium Canada’s recognition of Best Workplaces in Retail & Hospitality and Great Place to Work certification. These designations were awarded after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

Today, we’re excited to share that Premium Canada has also been recognized as Best Workplaces for Inclusion and Best Workplaces in Ontario.

This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Our team members enjoy perks like flexibility, independence, growth opportunities and a culture to be proud of. Watch the video below to learn what it’s like working for Premium Canada.

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Apply today to join our Premium Canada family.

 

May

18

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Premium provides tailored retail strategies and solutions to our clients across the US and Canada, including Quebec. When it comes to the unique needs of the Quebec market, we leverage hundreds of reliable and local retail experts. Our Quebec team members are at the core of our strong support for brands in the region because Quebec is their home – they live in and shop at retailers in the markets they serve. From Best Buy and Walmart to Videotron and Jean-Coutu, Premium is dedicated to the nuances of the Quebec market and to delivering for the brands we serve. Whether it’s merchandising, training, or selling, our team’s passion for supporting their local retailers and communities helps build connections with each store team.

To help demonstrate this passion, we spoke to one of our top Quebec merchandisers about his role with Premium and his dedication to consistently delivering top-notch service.

 

Meet Stephane St-Aubin. 

In 2017, Stephane joined Premium to take on new challenges. As a part-time team member, he worked a few hours a week in his free time.  He studied media technology at school and explains that while his studies were not directly related to retail, he found his learnings hugely beneficial when executing a more technical display installation. He is able to leverage his more technical skills to make installations function properly in-store. From complex technical installations to more straightforward displays in grocery and drug, Stephane excels at it all.

As a market expert in Quebec, Stephane shows up every day with a smile and takes great pride in seeing a job well done. Because his local retail stores are usually the hub of the bustling community, it’s crucial that Stephane quickly identifies key contacts in stores to allow him to execute quickly without being a disruption to the customer experience.

Store managers are busy with customers, as it’s their priority, so it’s up to Stephane to clearly and efficiently communicate the purpose of each visit when he arrives. Maximizing the little face time he does get with store managers, helps them maintain visibility of his important work in their store.

Premium Canada Director of Operations Rebecca Storie says, “Stephane consistently takes on work to support the team with great passion and perfectionism, never leaving the store until he and the store [personnel] are satisfied. He also executes merchandising projects with a strong sense of pride, and he truly respects the role his stores often play in his local community.”

Stephane explained that he loves the feeling of accomplishment that comes with every project, saying “No matter how complex the task, what I enjoy most is the feeling that I get when I execute well. It gives me great satisfaction.”

Stephane emulates the key characteristics of successful Premium team members in the Quebec market: enthusiasm, motivation, pride, and, most importantly, a deep level of passion for his local community and the businesses within it.