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.
University of Arkansas students who can slice and dice data to anticipate trends and help retailers and suppliers stay out in front of their customers can win $15,000 in the McMillon Innovation Studio’s second design contest.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted 26 incoming freshman students from Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Kansas during the Business Leadership Academy camp held June 4-8.
Leaders from Google, IBM, SamsClub.com, QVC, Starship Technologies and useAIble will be featured at the 2017 Trends in Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.
Startup Junkie, known globally for building startups and entrepreneurial communities, is setting up regular meetings at the McMillion Innovation Studio to hear student, faculty and staff ideas for innovative new businesses.
Thirteen rising junior and senior high school students participated in the Retail Supply Chain Management Camp, July 17-20, hosted by the Center for Retailing Excellence and the Supply Chain Management Research Center.
Through a partnership with InContext Solutions, Walton students interested in merchandising and marketing products have the opportunity to become certified in ShopperMX™, a proprietary software to help ideate, evaluate and activate new concepts using 3D virtual store simulations.
A former retail space in the Harmon Parking Facility on the University of Arkansas campus will be transformed into a retail innovation and technology lab through the generosity of Walmart Chief Executive Officer and Sam M. Walton College of Business alumnus Doug McMillon.
Golfers from across Northwest Arkansas will gather July 10 for the Vendors FORE Education golf tournament to raise money in support of students at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas women’s golf program.
During this holiday season, several Students of Retailing Excellence students volunteered at the Peace at Home family shelter in Fayetteville to assist with setting up the shelter’s annual Santa Sack initiative.
Senior executives from Walmart and Saatchi & Saatchi will convene to discuss retail trends, shopper emotions, millennial customers and consumer insights during the 14th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference hosted Oct. 8 by the Center for Retailing Excellence.
John Rippl, vice president of IRI, a leading provider in market and shopper information data, and Claudia Mobley, director of Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, combined industry experience with a student-focused need to create class a class Mobley calls the Hog Pen.
Featured speakers included David Denholm, President and COO at Chobani, Andy Murray, SVP creative at Walmart. Topics focused on everything from defining inspirational thinking to highlighting digital trends that are impacting the retail industry.
The trust group was failing. It was in such disrepair that the state of Nevada was considering receivership. For many, the task of resurrecting the Las Vegas company would be too daunting. Theresa Fette, however, saw the sinking business as an opportunity. Only 28 years old and a practicing lawyer, she and a business partner … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette→
“The faculty and staff are people with experiences who can tell you, ‘This is how you do it in the real world.’ ” Terrance Boyd Junior Accounting Major Retail and Spanish Minor When Terrance Boyd was a freshman, he was like many University of Arkansas students starting college careers. He had to adjust to a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd→
“My philosophy is to challenge your limits. You’ll never know how successful you’ll be.” Qili “Lily” Jin Junior Accounting Major Economics and Retail minor This part of her visit to China wasn’t in the study abroad curriculum. But it was something Qili “Lily” Jin felt she had to do. Only days before, she was in … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Qili “Lily” Jin→
Elijah Garcia Senior Retail and Marketing Major Each year, Elijah Garcia and his family would load up the car and travel from his hometown of Santa Fe, N.M., to visit relatives in Northwest Arkansas. It was one of the few times he would ever get to travel, but he always enjoyed his visits. “There’s a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Elijah Garcia→
Alice McMillan Junior Marketing & Logistics Major Alice McMillan is determined to make the most out of her time at the University of Arkansas. The Kansas City native is a junior in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in Spanish. In addition to her studies, … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Alice McMillan→