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

Registration for the 2014 Emerging Trends in Retailing: Emotionally Connecting with Shoppers is closed.

The event scheduled for October 8, 2014, will feature: Stephen Quinn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Walmart U.S.; Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi; Mike Moore, Executive Vice President and President of Small Formats, Walmart U.S.; and David Horsager, author of the national bestseller, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Fast Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line!

For more information, please see our webpage!



Vendors FORE Education, held July 11, 2014, raised $63,000 for scholarships!

Thank you to our sponsors!




SHOP 2014 Spring Conference

The Conference focused closely on growth through creativity and ideas, and ways to blend retail design and brand identity to heighten the consumer shopping experience. The Conference included speakers such as David Shing, digital prophet for AOL, and Andy Murray, SVP of creative for Walmart. Click here to get a recap of the SHOP Conference!   


Professional Panel, Spring 2014.

The Professional Panel Luncheon held February 27 included panelists Mary Rivard, Walmart; Nichole Nickerson, PepsiCo; and Meredith Wiktorowski, PepsiCo. These panelists represented diverse academic backgrounds and described the decisions that led them to their current careers. They addressed the personal decisions that impact careers based on family and faith. Students were advised overall to be passionate in all pursuits. Click here for more information.



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

07/11/2014: Vendors FORE Education


Scott McCall, Sr. Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, GM Seasonal, Walmart Stores Division.

Scott McCall, Sr. Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, GM Seasonal, Walmart Stores Division.

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Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Careers

Qili Jin


Qili Jin
Major, Accounting
Minor, Retail and Economics

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