Located in the Warrington College of Business and working within the University of Florida community, the David F. 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.

News Highlights

October 24, 2016

Fashion front and center as iconic designer visits UF

To hear Steve Madden describe his love of ladies shoes is curious, at first. Even he admits it sounds a bit strange.

But it’s a genuine affection that has inspired him to create one of the most iconic fashion brands in the world. An enthusiastic crowd of approximately 300 UF students greeted Madden on Monday in Norman Hall.

August 30, 2016

Celebration of a legacy

Piggly Wiggly and the evolution of the modern supermarket. This was produced by Dr. Franco Fava of the University of Turin in Italy. It provides some fascinating photos that show how supermarket concepts developed, and how Piggly Wiggly worked to stay “ahead of the times”.

It’s another example of how log-lived companies continue to serve and innovate.

Events & Activities

The Miller Center undertakes a broad range of activities, including developing retail education programs in for undergraduates, stimulating student interest in retail careers, offering continuing education programs, hosting conferences, sponsoring workshops and seminars, serving as an international resource center for retailing and conducting research on issues of importance to the industry.

Sears Holdings Retail Management Seminar


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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