Category: Press Release

Oct

9

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Premium Retail Services (Premium), a fast-growing retail marketing company, has announced the hire of Paul DeCarlo as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Premium’s Walmart team. In his role, he will focus his efforts on Premium’s business development and management of the Bentonville-based Walmart team.

Of the hire, Chief Operating Officer, Bill Campbell says, “Paul has extensive retail experience spanning CPG, consumer electronics and more that will be invaluable in further developing Premium client relationships and tailoring strategies for their business.”

Paul was recently Vice President of Field Sales for Align Technology, after five years with Samsung as Vice President – Channel Sales. During his time with Fortune 500 companies including Johnson and Johnson, Unilever and Nestle, Paul received numerous Walmart Supplier Awards, Walmart Vendor Awards, and the Nestle Purina Customer Excellence Award.

View press release here.

Jun

25

Premium has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Post-Dispatch. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement that organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

Research shows that organizations that earn this award are known to attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are more equipped to deliver profitable results.

Premium Owner and CEO, Brian Travers explains, “As Premium has continued to grow year over year, our Culture Team has been increasingly focused on maintaining an atmosphere for our employees that aligns with our core values – family, partnership, creativity, integrity and eclipsing expectations. We could not have accomplished this award without the dedication of our Premium family to emulate these values in everything we do, and we’re so grateful to have such an incredible team to share this with.”

Thanks to all our Premium employees for making Premium a Top Workplace.

May

22

In the third-party labor industry, Premium clients rely on field reps to not only provide expert merchandising and selling execution, but also to completely understand their brand. And that’s hard to do without comprehensive training.

While Premium leverages many of the industry’s best tools and technologies, we’re always looking for ways to innovate both the training experience and the delivery of customized content. That’s why we recently invested in BrandLive – an omni-channel live video training platform allowing Premium to create live video and on-demand video courses with built-in interaction.

“We have found that [BrandLive’s] agility and ease of use enables us to deliver training that is more effective and resource efficient,” said Brandon Braun, Director of Training for Premium Retail Services. “The value that Brandlive brings to our organization is continuing to grow, and we are already looking for new areas to expand into using the service.”

In addition to the tools we already have in place – our LMS The Core, interactive training courses, detailed supplemental training videos and more – BrandLive gives us the opportunity to push content to the hands of our merchandising and assisted sales reps at the drop of a hat. And in the everchanging retail industry, delivering training content to reps as efficiently as possible adds to the success of our clients at retail.

For more on BrandLive and how we’re using it, click here.