Category: Press Release

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.

Jan

16

As one of only five companies in the industry to have earned Walmart’s Preferred Service Provider designation, Premium Retail Services (Premium) is strengthening its approach to Walmart merchandising by acquiring Premier Concepts (Premier) – a Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart merchandising company.

Founded in 1995 with a strategic mission to provide manufacturers with exceptional representation of their products at Walmart Supercenters, Premier has become an industry leader in providing retail merchandising, supply chain solutions, predictive analytics, category management and headquarter assistance to Walmart suppliers.

Premier’s proprietary Smartcom technology enables the team to take action on key sales-driving opportunities store-by-store and item-by-item. The predictive analytics platform empowers replenishment professionals to not only identify areas of opportunity but also drive sales at Walmart.

Premium Owner and CEO Brian Travers explains, “Our acquisition of Premier Concepts represents an opportunity to partner with like-minded professionals who are committed to providing world-class solutions for their clients. We are so excited to welcome Premier to the Premium family.”

Premium has also announced the promotion of Bill Campbell from President of Sales and Marketing to Chief Operating Officer – a move to foster further innovation and evolution in the company’s approach to sales, marketing, client services and operations. Prior to joining Premium in 2014, Bill was President of US Sales at LeapFrog – a valued long-term Premium client – where he helped drive the brand to household prominence. Bill has also held leadership roles with LEGO.

Of the promotion, Premium Owner and CEO Kevin Travers says, “As Premium continues to grow, we recognize the need to empower key leaders to help us accelerate in driving the business forward. Bill’s experience and integrity made him a natural choice as our first COO.”

Mar

7

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Premium Retail Services (Premium), a fast-growing retail strategy, merchandising, brand advocacy and support firm, has announced the appointment of Chuck Averkamp as VP, Strategic Accounts. Having previously been a part of the Premium team, retail drug channel veteran Averkamp will further strengthen Premium’s results for clients.

Chuck Averkamp, VP, Strategic Accounts
Chuck Averkamp, VP, Strategic Accounts

Of the hire, President of Client Services Dick Doyle says, “The entire Premium team is excited to have Chuck back on board to spearhead our exciting growth in the drug channel. His industry expertise and prior Premium experience positions us to drive even more significant value for our retail and brand partners in the space.”

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