Retailer Maintenance Resources
Retail Store Equipment and Facility Maintenance Industry Events:
PRSM National & Mid Year Conference
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association hosts the largest national conferences serving the retail facility maintenance community.
Restaurant Facility Maintenance Association
This association was created by and for restaurant facility management professionals. The mission of RFMA is to advance industry awareness of restaurant facility management, while promoting professional and ethical standards to serve the customer with added value.
Retail Industry Trade Associations:
National Retail Federation (NRF):
The NRF is the world's largest retail trade association. Members include retailers of all sizes, formats and channels of distribution as well as chain restaurants and industry partners from the U.S. and more than 45 countries abroad. In the U.S., NRF represents the breadth and diversity of an industry with more than 1.6 million American companies that employ nearly 25 million workers and generated 2009 sales of $2.3 trillion. Under NRF's retail umbrella sit 4 association groups including: the Association for Retail Technology Standards, the National Council of Chain Restaurants, the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association and Shop.org.
Material Handling Industry of America
The MHIA is the largest U.S. material handling & logistics association representing the leading providers of material handling & logistics solutions.
Information About Shopping Carts and Grocery Carts Provided by
Read "Taking the Gross Out of the Grocery Cart" from the Wall Street Journal published on November 11, 2008
Read "How to Stop the Wheels From Squeaking on a Cart" from www.ehow.com published on October 7, 2010
Information About Shopping Cart Safety:
Child shopping cart safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Retail Equipment Reference Sources: