Located in the Warrington College of Business Administration and working within the University of Florida community, the Miller Retail Center strives to develop tomorrow's leaders by stimulating interest in retail careers, preparing students for entry-level management, providing continuing education opportunities, facilitating communications between retailers and academics, and researching retail issues and opportunities.
Retail Smarter Conference
The annual Retail Smarter Conference brings together a diverse group of retail and industry participants for two days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking. Find out more
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2013 New York Study Tour
Retail Center staff led 15 students on a five-day study tour of retailing in New York. This year’s tour introduced students to about a dozen retail and vendor locations focusing on buying, planning and merchandising, and provided an opportunity to meet UF alums who are in executive positions with these firms. Formal tours included:
- Ralph Lauren
- Louis Vuitton
- Brown Shoe Company
- Dave and Buster’s
- FAO Schwarz
Gators at DICK’s Sporting Goods
Betsy Trobaugh with Gators working at DICK’s Sporting Goods, Karsten P. Farrell, Lainie Rosemond, Chelsea Schaffer and Gabriela Perez.
Steve Kirn, Executive Director of the David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, spoke to cardhub.com about what effect new credit card surcharge rules will have on the retail industry.
Retail's BIG SHOW 2013
The Retail’s BIG Show is the place to explore innovative retail technologies, network with industry leaders and learn about ground breaking solutions. The Retail Center attended the BIG Show to connect with people, ideas and innovations that are revolutionizing retail. It is the BIG Show that we can master the techniques needed to transform retail and move it to the NEXT Level.
The 2013 Annual Retail Industry Luncheon to honor innovative retailers for their advancements and career achievements was held during the Big Show.
The Big Show allowed Betsy Trobaugh, jcp Director for the Miller Center for Retailing to network with companies and their representatives.
2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national nonprofit association consisting of influential members of the fashion community. The organization is dedicated to promoting education of the fashion, arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs. The YMA partners with 35 schools across the country and awarded 125 scholarships ($5,000 apiece) three of the recipients were UF students.
Winners of the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship
- Melissa Hebin
- Kristine Straker
- Stephanie Wayne
David Magnotta, an Accounting major with a minor in Retailing, was awarded the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship from the National Retail Federation.
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