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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.”

Sep

20

SAINT LOUIS, MO – Walmart has selected Premium Retail Services (Premium), a fast-growing retail strategy, merchandising, brand advocacy and support firm, as a Preferred Service Provider in its Merchandising Service Program.

Premium is pleased to be one of only five companies in the industry to have earned the Preferred Service Provider designation. The new program seeks to centralize Walmart’s merchandising practices by utilizing certified, Walmart-dedicated representatives to perform merchandising work exclusively in Walmart stores. Ultimately, this model will help deliver greater consistency for Walmart and its supplier community while providing its customers a better in-store experience.

Premium’s desire to innovate and tailor a unique approach for each client continues to set us apart. We are challenging traditional models every day, and our clients are finding success in moving away from ‘hand-me-downs.’

Premium’s Owner and CEO Brian Travers explains, “Premium’s desire to innovate and tailor a unique approach for each client continues to set us apart. We are challenging traditional models every day, and our clients are finding success in moving away from ‘hand-me-downs.’ We are so humbled that Walmart has selected us as part of this elite group and we are excited to continue to invest in our clients and their success at Walmart through hard work and thought leadership.”

View press release here.

Aug

9

On August 19-22, Premium executives will travel to San Diego, California to attend the Total Store Expo presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). Premium attends this event every year to network with the top minds in the drug store industry and to preview the latest innovations and trends. Joining in key discussions and meeting chain drug store professionals gives Premium an advantage in the drug stores with which we partner.

With over 30 years of experience in the drug store industry, Premium has pioneered key retail execution programs, strategies and best practices for more than 100 drug store suppliers. Our extensive experience includes building a systematic process to improve category adjacencies, new item speed to shelf and overall front-end sales growth in poorly performing independent drug stores as well as determining effective utilization of incremental merchandising dollars.

Attending events like the Total Store Expo inspires Premium to continue developing tailored approaches and leveraging strategies that extend the reach of the innovative brands with which we partner.

We invite you to come visit our booth (#1349) and meet with our drug channel veterans. See you in San Diego!