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.

Upcoming Events

Attend the 2017 Trends in Technology Conference

This year's conference will showcase 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

Google, IBM and SamsClub.com Executives to Speak at Trends in Technology Conference

Google, IBM and SamsClub.com Executives to Speak at Trends in Technology Conference

Leaders from Google, IBM, SamsClub.com, QVC, Starship Technologies and useAIble will be featured at the 2017 Trends in Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

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High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 9-13 on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus is partnering with the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post #27 to remodel the facility, revitalize its business operations and increase its membership.

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