University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Conference: Emerging Trends in Retailing

Hear senior leaders from Walmart, Sam's Club, The J.M. Smucker Company, Kantar Retail, NPD Group, ChannelAdvisor and Control Group discuss emerging retail trends in shopper insights and online channels.

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Event Details

The 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference was held June 11, 2015, at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center Northwest Arkansas.

The event will began at 7:45 a.m. and ended at 4:00 p.m.
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Featured Speakers


Doug McMillon

President and Chief Executive Officer
Walmart Stores, Inc.


Marshal Cohen

Chief Industry Analyst
The NPD Group


Judith McKenna

Chief Operating Officer
Walmart U.S.


Charles Redfield

Executive Vice President of Merchandising
Sam's Club


Richard K. Smucker

Chief Executive Officer
The J.M. Smucker Company


Leon Nicholas

Senior Vice President
Kantar Retail


Campbell Hyers

Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Control Group


Don Harris

Executive Vice President, Retired


Scot Wingo

Executive Chairman and Co-founder


Andy Murray

Senior Vice President
Creative and Marketing Operations
Walmart U.S.A.

Registration Information

Conference Fees

  • $1000 per person for non-board member companies
  • $750 per person for board member companies

Registration Policy:

Registration is handled via an online secure server. We accept credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) and checks. If you wish to pay by check, please contact Pam Styles at or by phone at 479-575-6812. Checks must be received by June 1, 2015, to insure seating availability.

Cancellation Policy:

To guarantee seating payment must be received by June 1, 2015. Refunds less an administrative fee of $50.00 will be made for cancellations received in writing prior to June 1, 2015. No refunds will be made after this date, but you may make substitutions of attendees through June 10, 2015, by emailing Pam Styles at

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Event Sponsors


Sponsorship Information

Are you interested in becoming a partner and sponsor of the 2015 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference?

Contact our Associate Director of Operations:

Pam Styles (479) 575-6812

Location & Directions

Conference Location:

Location: Holiday Inn & Convention Center Northwest Arkansas
1500 South 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

Phone: 479-751-8300
Fax: 479-872-8300