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

University of Arkansas Enactus Team Named Regional Champs

University of Arkansas Enactus Team Named Regional Champs

U of A team advances to the national competition for the first time in eight years.

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New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

McMillon Innovation Studio will be forming innovation design teams and is hiring student project leaders to lead teams. All majors are welcome to apply.

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U of A Retailing Research Initiative Finds Consumers Have Distinct Perceptions of  Walmart, Amazon, Target

U of A Retailing Research Initiative Finds Consumers Have Distinct Perceptions of Walmart, Amazon, Target

Dinesh Gauri, a professor in the Department of Marketing and head of the University of Arkansas Retailing Research Initiative, today announced the results of his survey that found distinct consumer perceptions of Walmart, Amazon and Target.

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