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Terry J. Lundgren Center In the News

The Lundgren Center provides a critical link to today’s retailing environment by bringing executives to the classroom to give students industry insights in real-time. We take our learning to new heights by making students a part of today’s dynamic retailing ecosystem. Together, our corporate partners and UA educators find new ways of working together and supporting faculty as they pursue groundbreaking research that advances the interests of corporations and consumers alike. Follow our story here as we continue to revolutionize the relationship between industry and education.

“What’s in — trends that are remolding an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant” — is the theme of the 20th annual Global Retailing Conference. Sponsored annually by the Terry J.

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The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2016 presenters at its 20th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

Given the rapid evolution in retailing, this year's conference will focus on what's "in" — trends that are reshaping an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant.

Congratulations to RCSC Student Rachel Weinstein who is among the five finalists for the $25,000 Next Generation scholarship from the National Retail Federation Foundation. Rachel Weinstein was captivated by retail when she started a sales associate job at 16 years old. She quickly understood the importance of technology in the growth of the retail industry and declared a minor in eSociety.

It used to be that the person looking for a retail job over the holidays was generally a student or a housewife hoping to make some extra cash to pay for presents. 

By Melanie Weber, Student Advisory Board

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By Scott Hessell, Senior Lecturer and Lundgren Teaching Fellow

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 entrepreneursto- be in their business planning and market launch efforts. The program will match local retail entrepreneurs with students and, in an
intense, focused engagement, help develop key retail strategies for the entrepreneurs based on students’ researching the local

 

Every spring, Macy’s Chairman, President and CEO Terry J. Lundgren and his eponymous Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona lure the best and brightest business minds to Tucson for a two-day conference on what’s next and how to succeed in the modern, ever-evolving world of retail.

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The Arizona Daily Star ,

By Angela Pittenger

April 12, 2014

New technology, the human touch and doing what you love are what professionals say will make the future of retail "awesome."

The enthusiasm was evident as attendees danced in their seats to upbeat music playing before Friday's first speaker took the stage at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for the 18th Annual Global Retailing Conference held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.