Tag Archives: retail

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Celebrating #retailsfuture in NYC

The future of the retailing industry shines bright with talent. Over 600 college students—the up-and-coming leaders of retail—gathered together in New York City this January at the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show. Amongst the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s contingency of 31 students included several that were honored for their achievement and dedication to the future of […]

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Lands’ End: An Organization True to its Founding Values

By Students Taylor Anderson, Gina Granberg, Matthew Greenstein, Chenoa Moore, Kara Quinette, and Emma Bakke On December 7th, the Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Adrienne Bestul (Director of Employee Services), along with employees, Nicole Moyer, Jenna Ehrensaft, Claire Krzykowski, Corey Moody, and Andy Crye from Lands’ End. Headquartered in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Lands’ End is a […]

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SoHE Student Megan Donovan Awarded Another Scholarship For Retail Excellence

It was only a few months ago when Megan Donovan earned a $10,000 award from Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship that supports students seeking fashion industry professions. Now, the Retail and Consumer Behavior grad has been recognized by Natural Insight for her ongoing focus on using technology to enhance in-store execution and consumer experiences. In May, Natural Insight, a […]

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RCB Coursework & Careers

Explore the world of commerce and technology from a people-first perspective. As a RCB major you’ll learn to research, improve, and better understand the global customer experience with the support and guidance of SoHE faculty, a team of industry experts and researchers. Coursework integrates analytics and statistics with retailing, consumer science, and business courses. SoHE’s […]

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RCB Student Life

Kohl’s Center for Retailing In addition to being only one of a few schools in the U.S. to offer a RCB major, SoHE is also the exclusive home of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, a hub that connects students directly to faculty, staff, industry professionals, and the latest research. The Center is an exceptional student […]

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Values and Vision = Fair Indigo

Submitted by Ava Janssen, sophomore The SoHE Retail Leadership Symposium welcomed Robert Behnke, co-founder of the online retailer Fair Indigo to class on October 15. During his presentation Behnke shared the story of how he connected his experience in retail with his passion for helping people, resulting in a new company. Behnke shared that during his time working at Macy’s and Land’s […]

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Trends in Europe Traveling Classroom

This faculty-led study abroad program was designed to broaden students’ understanding of global retailing and Europe’s influence on consumer fashion trends. By stepping foot in an unfamiliar territory and navigating their way through, students began to see and understand the world of consumerism in a new light. Students learned about retailing and witnessed fashion product […]

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Retail Student Studies Across the Pond

Hi all! My name is Katie Milliken and I am a junior in the School of Human Ecology studying Retailing.  This semester, however, I left Madison behind to study at the University of Westminster in London, England.  Across the pond, I have had the opportunity to take a wide range of classes, from Sales Management […]

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Inspired: Alumni Visit with Bobby Hinds

      Today our students, faculty, and staff were in for a real treat! UW alum, entrepreneur, and fitness visionary, Bobby Hinds, came to visit the Retail Leadership Symposium.  He wowed the students with his personal story of perseverance, grit, and innovative mindset (not to mention an over-the-moon energy and fitness level!). We feel very […]

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Student Retail Association Milwaukee Tour

On April 4th, the Student Retail Association took a group of fifteen students to visit Milwaukee and learn about retail opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area. The first stop was Roundy’s Corporate Headquarters. Students first heard from Barb Novak about Roundy’s history and also about the opportunities available for internships and full-time jobs. Next, an […]

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Opportunities for Retailers

A top priority of the Center for Retailing is to create awareness and excitement about the retailing industry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retailers like you bring this goal to life!  Please contact Jerry O’Brien at jerry.obrien@wisc.edu to learn more about these opportunities and brainstorm how your organization may best connect. The possibilities are endless! Partnership […]