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The Center for Retailing Excellence provides a bridge between academics and industry for the development of future leaders.

Registration is Open! SHOP 2014 Spring Conference

Registration is now open for SHOP 2014: Growth Through Creativity and Ideas scheduled for May 14! Keynote speakers include Andy Murray, SVP Creative for Walmart US, and David Denholm, President and COO, Chobani, Inc. Seating is limited, so register now!  




Registration is Open for Vendors FORE Education, July 11, 2014!



NRF Big Show 2014

The Center for Retailing Excellence was privileged to sponsor seven (7) members of Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE) to the NRF Big Show 2014 in New York City. Students earned this privilege through their participation in learning programs designed to educate participants on the many opportunities within the retail sector. Congratulations to Ian Rippl, sophomore Finance major and Retail minor; Mike Blose, senior Finance major; Anna Bogan, sophomore Undeclared Business major; Quan Feng, junior Supply Chain major and Retail minor; Rebecca Moix, sophomore Finance major; Anita Walker, senior Marketing major; Angeline Hartono, senior Marketing major; and Andrea Webster, sophomore Information Systems major as the 2014 NRF Big Show representatives of the University of Arkansas.


Ian Rippl, Mike Blose, Quan Feng, Rebecca Moix, Anna Bogan, and Angeline Hartono.


STORE Members Attend the Walmart Saturday Morning Meeting
Members of STORE attended the Walmart Saturday Morning Meeting, November 16, 2013, as guests of Duncan Mac Naughton, executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer, Walmart U.S.  For more information on the Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE) visit our webpage



04/29/2014: STORE General Meeting

05/13/2014: Executive Board Meetings

05/14/2014: SHOP Conference

06/07/2014 - 06/12/2014: Business Leadership Academy

07/11/2014: Vendors FORE Education


Executive Board Representative Interview

Drew Wintemberg, Executive Vice President

Time/Warner Retail

Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Careers

Qili Jin


Qili Jin
Major, Accounting
Minor, Retail and Economics

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