University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Supermarkets continue to give ground to other channels

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The term channel-blurring has taken on almost nostalgic quality these days. It's been many years since it was first identified that consumers were going to a variety of retailers to buy products that once were almost exclusively purchased at one particular type of store, primarily supermarkets.

The term channel-blurring has taken on almost nostalgic quality these days. Read more »

UA announces lineup for Global Retailing Conference

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Other speakers for the annual “forum and think tank” include Ken Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot; Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods; Jeanne Jackson, president of product and merchandising for Nike; and Brian David Johnson, futurist for Intel Corp.

Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, will be among the high-profile business presenters at the University of Arizona Terry J. Read more »

Tucson's Table Talk consolidating stores, changing owners

Although 80 percent to 85 percent of total retail sales still come from physical stores, the Internet is a competitor to all brick-and-mortar stores, whether they are big-name retail chains or smal Read more »

Conference Connects UA Students With Industry Executives

It may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance: the opportunity to meet with representatives from some of the world's leading companies – Nike Jordan, Macy's Inc. and Target. Read more »

As a brick-and-mortar retailer, would you let Amazon handle your checkout system?

But this potential checkout vendor is not just any company; it’s physical store-killer Amazon. Read more »

Moving up

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber promoted Juan Ciscomani to vice president of outreach. Read more »

Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership

Members of a University of Arizona student club have been partnering with Tucson nonprofits, drawing on entrepreneurship skills and methods to revitalize and strengthen those organizations. Read more »



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