Category: Press Release

Jan

12

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Premium Retail Services (Premium), the North American company known for creating informed and inspired shopping experiences for leading brands and retailers has hired Ed Hoehn as Vice President of Strategy & Solutions Architecture. Ed will strengthen Premium’s retail engagement capabilities and integrated technology portfolio in this newly created role.

Ed joins Premium with 20 years of retail marketing and technology experience. In his most recent role, Ed was the Chief Customer Officer of a visual communications company where he led sales, marketing and technology. Before that, he founded and led a venture-backed FinTech company after spending the first 15 years of his career in business development and client service for retail marketing agencies including BDS Marketing, Mosaic Sales Solutions and Crossmark.

“As we continue to grow and solve increasingly complex challenges for our customers, it is important for Premium to continue to invest in adding expertise to our team,” said Kevin Travers, CEO of Premium. “We are excited about the experience Ed brings to the company, having created omnichannel solutions across a broad range of industry verticals.”

Data, engagement technology, and supply chain are the three elements at the center of every challenge facing consumer brands and retailers today. Having the data, tools and knowledge to make the right decisions to drive consumer behavior is more challenging than ever. From personalizing the shopping experience in-store and online to helping integrate curbside or home delivery, Premium is focused on helping partners create the optimal customer experience.

Ed shared his perspective, saying, “Many brands and retailers struggle to solve these issues in today’s accelerating retail environment. Premium employs proven, measured strategies and has amassed incredible talent, built enterprise technologies, and charted best practices while excelling in their legacy of people-based services. Driving it all is the desire to create tailormade solutions that drive sales for their clients.”

View the official release here.

Oct

5

 

Updated as of February 23, 2021

In October 2020, we announced Premium Canada’s Great Place to Work® certification – 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 been recognized as one of Canada’s “Best Workplaces in Retail and Hospitality.”

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

Premium’s Canada EVP Sandy Clarke says, “2020 was a year that none of us will forget. Together we supported each other and navigated through its challenges. Every team went out of their way to ensure our customers’ businesses continued to operate while staying safe, healthy and connected.”

As noted by Great Place to Work, “The retail and hospitality industries in particular were amongst the hardest hit, and have been struggling to recover the deficits endured as a result of the pandemic. However, despite this uncertainty, new research from Great Place to Work® reveals that workplaces consistently focused on building trust with their employees actually saw an increase in staff morale, communication and overall satisfaction in the past year, despite the numerous challenges presented by the pandemic.”

We’re thrilled to share this designation with those making a difference in the lives of their employees. As we know, people are our greatest resource. As a three-time Top Workplaces ­– St. Louis winner, the Great Place to Work – Canada certification further validates the emphasis Premium places on the employee experience across North America. Thank you to all our Canadian team members for making Premium a Great Place to Work! #WeArePremium

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

Premium Canada team members joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to renovate a home for a family in need.


More about Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® partners with organizations to increase profitability and competitive power by developing high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures and leaders. Data shows that organizations with high-trust cultures consistently outperform their competitors and the market as a whole.

More about Premium’s Culture Team:

Our Culture Team was established in December 2016 with the goal of increasing employee engagement, encouraging transparency throughout the workplace and giving back to the community. The team strives to embody diverse perspectives and opinions. Its members rotate annually and represent varied Premium departments, levels and geographies. In 2021, a third of the Culture Team’s members are from Canada.

 

 

 

Sep

15

 

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are a place where teens from disinvested communities develop critical skills and engage with the latest technology to explore their interests in programming, film-making and music production, graphic design, and robotics.

Across the country, many young people lack access to tech tools, training, and mentorship that can unlock a brighter future. Each Best Buy Teen Tech Center location works with its partners and local community members to bridge the digital divide through tech education, relationships that help to build confidence, and a foundation for school and career success.

Premium Retail Services is the first Best Buy partner to co-sponsor multiple Teen Tech Centers. Premium first partnered with Best Buy, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL), Gateway PGA Reach and Bellerive Country Club to open a Teen Tech Center at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club in St. Louis in February 2019.

In 2021, Best Buy and Premium will partner to open another Center in Orlando, Florida.

Today, Premium is pleased to announce our commitment to partner with Best Buy to open five additional Teen Tech Centers around the United States. This additional $1MM pledge brings Premium’s total commitment to $1.4MM and 7 Teen Tech Centers across the country.

The exact locations of these five new Teen Tech Centers will be announced at a later date.