University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

UA Food Study: Shop More, Waste Less

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Bulk-buying of food might not be such a boon to the budget after all. Research by the Norton School's  Victoria Ligon and Anita Bhappu found that consumers shop too infrequently and overbuy when they do, contributing to waste.

Norton School researchers investigating how consumers make decisions about food consumption and shopping have found that they actually waste food because they bulk-buy too often. Read more »

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abhappu@email.arizona.edu
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The future of retail will be won or lost in 'digical'

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Disrupt to survive.

That was one of the shared underlying themes at the 2015 Global Retailing Conference at University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren School of Retailing on April 24-25 in Tucson.

Disrupt to survive. Read more »

News Contact: 
Kim Brooke
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kbrooke@email.arizona.edu

Congratulations to the UA Enactus team at Nationals!

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Please join us in congratulating the University of Arizona Enactus Club for advancing to the semi-final round at the national Enactus Competition this week in St. Louis!  Today, our UA team finished in the top 16 out of 181 schools that started the competition on Tuesday.  

Please join us in congratulating the University of Arizona Enactus Club for advancing to the semi-final round at the national Enactus Competition this week in St. Read more »

News Contact: 
Michael Staten
Contact Email: 
statenm@email.arizona.edu

Joan M. Sweeney

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Joan M. Sweeney
Interim Director of the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-1140

Joan M. Sweeney was recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona. Ms. Read more »

New Report Underscores Benefits of Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Market

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“Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Lending,” by Dr. Mike Staten, Director of the Take Charge America Institute examines how risk-based pricing has transformed consumer credit markets in the U.S., benefitting individual consumers and the macro-economy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:45am

Cites Drastic Expansion of Credit Opportunities Across Socio-Economic Spectrum
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News Contact: 
Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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Learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity

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The University of Arizona’s Take Charge Cats ambassador, Andrew Soukhome, was cited in WalletHub’s 2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Halloween article - along with other industry experts – for his perspectives on learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity.

Andrew Soukhome

Take Charge Cats Ambassador, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona Read more »

News Contact: 
Becky Barry
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takechargecats@arizona.edu
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RCSC students benefit Artifact Dance Project

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In the beginning,“Wearhouse” was little more than clothes strewn across a living room. Now in its third year,
the fundraiser for Artifact Dance Project hits the big time with an actual warehouse location, performances and even lectures and demonstrations dedicated to fashion.

“Wearhouse” fundraiser moves to actual warehouse Read more »

Norton School Senior Takes a "Once In a Lifetime" Road Trip

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As part of National Retail Federation's Retail Across America road trip, Retail and Consumer Sciences major, Kelly Carton was chosen from NRF Studen Association to share her experience and capture the perspective of a future leader.
 

California road trip: Five days with eight amazing retailers

Old, unwanted or expired car seats put to good use through new program

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Norton School Student Group Enactus is partnering with Safe Kids Mexico and Tucson Medical Center helps bring access to free car seats to those in need.

You know your child’s old car seat that’s been sitting in your garage collecting dust because – quite frankly – you don’t know what to do with it?  Just tossing i Read more »

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UA Enactus
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president@uaenactus.org
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Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?

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About 28 percent of young adults in the Norton School APLUS study say that marriage is not an important life goal, while 27 percent say that having children is not.

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?" Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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aplus@email.arizona.edu
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