University of Arkansas

Walton College

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 as future leaders 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.

Upcoming Events

June 11, 2015

Conference: Emerging Trends in Retailing

Registration is now open for the 2015 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference scheduled for June 11, 2015, at the NW Arkansas Convention Center featuring Doug McMillon, president & chief executive officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Seating is strictly limited.

Speakers at this amazing event include also include Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst from the NPD Group, and Judith McKenna, chief operating officer, Walmart.

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Student Retail Organization

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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Retail Operations Lab

The Center for Retailing Excellence is excited to announce Phase 1 of the Retail Operations Lab has been completed.

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Executive Mentoring

We've developed mentoring programs that provide opportunities for students to be exposed to a variety of learning experiences with our Board Member companies.

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