University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Center for Retailing Excellence

As one of the foremost internationally acclaimed centers for retail studies, we focus on research and the development of students in retail and related industries. Through strong partnerships with retailers and supplier industries, the Center for Retailing Excellence provides a bridge between academics and industry for developing future leaders.

Recent Events

2017 Trends in Technology Conference

The 2017 conference showcased  the future landscape of retail with insight from today's industry leaders on how the current generation of shoppers are dictating constant change from the supply chain to the last mile of delivery.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 8am - 4pm | John Q. Hammons Center | Rogers, Arkansas


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Take it to the Hog Pen

How do we connect students to industry?

By combining industry experience with a student-focused need, Category Management Topics (marketing class 3653) gives students the opportunity to interact with retail professionals, learn about product development and compete for internships.

Fondly called the Hog Pen, the marketing class models part of its final presentation after the popular show The Shark Tank.

Student Organizations

STORE

Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE) serves talented students interested in making retailing and related disciplines their career. STORE offers opportunities to network with top retail executives, and provides students with in-depth knowledge of the retailing industry.

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 Enactus

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

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New & Noteworthy

Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Jessica Salmon was named director of the Center for Retailing Excellence for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, effective July 17. Previously, she served as director of Finance and Strategy for Walmart U.S.

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Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends.

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Camp Introduces Business Degrees and Careers to Incoming Freshmen

Camp Introduces Business Degrees and Careers to Incoming Freshmen

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted 26 incoming freshman students from Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Kansas during the Business Leadership Academy camp held June 4-8.

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