Category: Press Release

Jun

25

For the second year in a row, Premium has been honored as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Top Workplaces award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection.

We recently asked some of our team members to explain what it means to be Premium.

“Being Premium means being proud of where you work” – Kathy Risch, VP of Consumer Insights and Analytics

 

The two-time win validates the emphasis Premium places on employee engagement. Our Culture Team was established in December 2016 to foster a sense of community and encourage transparency throughout the organization.

The retail services industry is unique in that the majority of our team members work remotely, often as the sole Premium employee within a retail store. The Culture Team strives to embody diverse perspectives and opinions. Its members are peer-nominated, rotate annually and represent varied Premium functions and geographies.

To ensure our field team members feel seen and heard, the Culture Team seeks to continually engage the workforce with contests, fundraisers and activities. We’ve also launched an intranet community and solicit anonymous feedback to drive communication, visibility and trust throughout the organization.

 “I really do look forward to [seeing] my co-workers. The comradery, the laughter – it’s something that you just can’t get everywhere.” – Eric Matthews, Human Resources Generalist

As a family-owned company, Brian and Kevin Travers are thankful to see Premium team members emulate the core beliefs established by their father Ron Travers every day.

We love to celebrate holidays and other activities that encourage employees to refresh and connect with one another. We also work together to raise money or donate time to non-profit and charitable organizations.

Each year, Premium supports over 20 non-profit and charitable organizations across North America. Our philanthropic strategy includes organized volunteer opportunities locally, as well as coordinated drives to raise monetary and clothing or food contributions for organizations throughout North America.

Most recently, Premium executed our first international food drive. In partnership with Feeding America and The Mississauga Food Bank, employees provided 22,900 meals to families in need across North America by donating nearly 600 items and raising $2,290 in just two weeks.

 

Premium Minneapolis office with their food bank donations.

 

In February 2019, Premium partnered with Best Buy, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, PGA Reach and Bellerive Country Club to open the first-ever Teen Tech Center at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club in north St. Louis. See photos inside the Teen Tech Center here and check out a small sample of the organizations we support on our culture page.

 “Being Premium means being a part of a family that is working together and collaborating toward success.” – Ubair Aslam, Manager, Field Operations

Recognizing hard work and passion helps us cultivate a strong group of talented team members who we are proud to call family. That’s why Premium honors high achievers with numerous field and corporate awards.

 

Premium employees at the 2019 Top Workplaces Event. Pictured: Karis Kruep, Eric Matthews, Melanie Thelen, David Yenzer, Grayson Nelson, Kyle Love, Bill Campbell, Kaytlynn Wethington, Katherine Brimager, Emily Novak, Sarah Wolfersberger and Adam Castle.

 

Research shows that organizations with the Top Workplace designation are known to attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are more equipped to deliver profitable results.

Thanks to all of our employees for making Premium a Top Workplace for the second year in a row. Cheers to continued family, partnership, creativity, integrity and eclipsing expectations!

 

 

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Mar

1

On February 28, 2019, Premium Retail Services, in partnership with Best Buy, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL), Gateway PGA Reach and Bellerive Country Club celebrated the grand opening of the first-ever St. Louis Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club.

“Together, we’re delivering an incredible Teen Tech Center for our hometown of St. Louis.”

The 1,100 square-foot space creates a hands-on environment with cutting-edge technology that community youths can use to learn critical tech skills and prepare for tech-reliant jobs in the future including multi-media production, video, graphic and web design, and music production. The center also provides teens with college and career preparation. Each center works to address the opportunity gap by giving youth access to tech education, relationships that build confidence, and a foundation for school and career success.

Kevin Travers, Chief Executive Officer of Premium states, “As a proud partner of Best Buy for nearly two decades, Premium has committed to not only supporting this worthwhile cause financially, but also to help bring our valued partners at PGA Reach and Bellerive Country Club into the mix. Together, we’re delivering an incredible Teen Tech Center for our hometown of St. Louis.”

View the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis press release here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.