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

Supply Chain Symposium - November 8, 2017

Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development - Fayetteville, AR

Special Guest: Greg Smith, EVP Supply Chain, Walmart

Young Professional Executive Education Kick Off to Events - January, 2018

Location TBD

Membership Meeting - February 28, 2018

Location TBD

Recent Highlights

A robust gathering of students and business leaders kicked off the 2017-2018 Mentoring Circles last week, sponsored by the Center for Retailing Excellence in conjunction with the Walton Honors Program and Walton Career Services. Twenty corporate members from the Center for Retailing Excellence were matched with nearly 85 Walton honors students to discuss experiences, how to begin to navigate a career, and some of the life decisions that are part of the college experience. The mentor and mentees will meet four to six times throughout the Academic year to discuss professionalism, communications, resume building, interviewing skills, job duties and more.

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New & Noteworthy

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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Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Jessica Salmon was named director of the Center for Retailing Excellence for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, effective July 17. Previously, she served as director of Finance and Strategy for Walmart U.S.

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