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Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Retail Upstarts

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The Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC), a student club within the Terry J. Lundgren Center for
Retailing, is starting a new initiative called Retail Upstarts that is designed to assist Tucson-based retail entrepreneurs-to-be in their business planning and market launch efforts.

Lindsey Walsh, President of REC, indicated that the program would be a great way for members of the club and others in the retailing program to help local entrepreneurs but also to learn about the Read more »

Shirts and caps are fine, but the Big Dance calls for shiny UA bling

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The Arizona Alumni Couture Pin — designed by a UA alumna — is the perfect way to cheer on the Cats during the NCAA tournament.

Check out more of this article at Arizona Daily Star!

Check out Bling by Wilkening! All designed by UA Alumna!! For more infromation on the line check out Read more »

The Future of Shopping

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In the coming years in the retail sector, the greatest technological revolution will likely happen not online, but in physical stores, said Anita D. Bhappu, a University of Arizona associate professor of retailing and consumer sciences.

In the future, you may walk into a clothing store and interact with a sales associate using a technological interface that already knows what sizes you buy, that you tend to wear bold prints and th Read more »

2014 Spring Primary Election Results

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Congratulations Sabrina Helm, who has been elected to the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC)!!

Congratulations to Sabrina Helm, who has been elected to the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC)!! Great job on your accomplishment! Read more »

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 »

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