University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Center for Retailing Excellence

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Our Purpose

The Center for Retail Excellence is shaping the future of commerce by inspiring and developing students and business leaders to be catalysts of innovation. We're integrating innovative experiences into a students’ learning journey by partnering with commerce companies to accelerate real-world application. We are all about creating the next generation of innovators.

Enactus

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.

 

McMillon Innovation Studio

McMillon Innovation Studio

An innovation center where students and industry are able to bring new retail innovation from idea to reality.

Upcoming Events

22nd Annual Vendors FORE Education Golf Tournament - Friday, July 20, 2018

Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

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Leadership & Innovation Executive Education

The Leadership & Innovation Executive Education Cohort is comprised of high potential nominated professionals from the board member companies of the Center for Retail Excellence. This cohort is given unique experiences on topics including leadership, design thinking, career navigation and digital disruption through a range of expert providers. Included in the program is networking and a community service element. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with companies to develop their future leaders!

2018 Spring Cohort for Leadership & Innovation Executive EducationFor additional information on our fall cohort, contact Jessica Salmon, director, Center for Retailing Excellence, at JSalmon@walton.uark.edu.

 

New & Noteworthy

EPIC Spotlight: Gonca Soysal

EPIC Spotlight: Gonca Soysal

Bargain shopping at outlet stores is more than just a pastime for Gonca Soysal. She finds the activity fascinating – one she believes could be a win-win for both the consumer and retailer.

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Sullivant Joins Center for Retailing Excellence as Student Programs Director

Sullivant Joins Center for Retailing Excellence as Student Programs Director

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Rachel Sullivant has joined the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business as student programs director.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jessica Salmon

EPIC Spotlight: Jessica Salmon

From the time she graduated from college, Jessica Salmon thought about how she could make a difference beyond the corporate world.

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