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. 

PRSM 2012 LogoRestaurant Facility Maintenance Association
RFMAThis 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:

IFMA: International Facility Management Association

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
French Company

The (All American) History of Shopping (Carts)

History of the Shopping Cart at Wikipedia

Sylvan Nathan Goldman, Inventor of the Shopping Cart

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

Read: "Shopping Cart Safety-Hidden Dangers" By Vincent Iannelli, M.D.published on About.com August 12, 2006

Information About Shopping Cart Safety:

Child shopping cart safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics 

ASTM F2372 -04 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Shopping Carts from ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Retail Equipment Reference Sources:

Material Handling Equipment Taxonomy