Retail Articles

April 18, 2022

Cultivating a Culture In this week’s retail seminar, Kayley McCranie, the Senior Manager of College Recruiting at Macy’s, and Pri Frazier, College Relations Manager joined us and shared how Macy’s is cultivating their culture. In essence, culture is shared, constant, and intentional. Macy’s creates a great environment for the employees to feel accepted and respected, [...]

April 11, 2022

Rejection! This week Retail You! welcomed guest speaker, Matt Fergusson, store manager for Marshalls in Jacksonville. He spoke about rejection and how the book “Rejection Proof” by Jia Jiang helped him overcome his fear of rejection when he was in undergrad at UF. Matt spoke about how rejection is something we can’t control and that [...]

April 6, 2022

The Power of Positive Mindset This week Retail You! welcomed guest speaker, CJ Pisieczko, director of talent acquisition for Bealls. He spoke about the principles of a positive mindset and how to focus on the positive during different situations. CJ spoke about how positivity is the realization that we possess the ability to be the [...]

March 28, 2022

The Future of Buying With AI Kameron Keesling, VP Merchandise Solutions, Sam's Club Kristen Martin, Sr. Merchant, Housewares, Sam's Club This week in the retail seminar, Kameron Keesling, VP Merchandise Solutions, and Kristen Martin, Senior Merchant, Housewares from Sam’s Club introduced how they are using data to drive merchandising decisions. Sam’s club is highly driven [...]

March 21, 2022

National Retail Federation Ambassador My name is Jensen Dole. I am a freshman marketing major. I am very excited to be the NRF ambassador on campus. I'll be updating you each week about scholarships, case studies, webinars and weekly activities of the National Retail Federation, right here in this newsletter. Stay tuned and Go Gators! [...]

March 14, 2022

Breaking Into New Markets Wade Laufenberg is the Vice President of Real Estate and Construction at Bealls Retail Group, where he leads the real estate and construction teams for Bealls Stores, Bealls Outlet, Burkes Outlet, and Home Centric. In the Retail Management Seminar this week, he introduced us to Bealls Family’s values, culture, and financial [...]

February 21, 2022

Joel Davis named Executive Director of Miller Retail Center Dr. Joel Davis has been tapped to lead the David F. Miller Retail Center at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Davis first came to Warrington as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Marketing teaching courses in Python, machine learning and AI to [...]

February 14, 2022

Critical Steps for Change Management This week Retail You! welcomed guest speakers Kevin Hinton and Destiny McMahon from Walgreens. They spoke with students about the importance of companies embracing and adapting to the changes in their external and internal environments. They elaborated on how a company can change quickly and the tools needed to adapt [...]

February 7, 2022

Living Healthier Lives with Abbott Amie Heap, Director of Health Policy, Education and Alliance & Director, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute Danielle Virant, Vice President of Commercial Services, Abbott Nutrition Amie Heap, the Director of Health Policy, Education and Alliance & the Director of the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, and Danielle Virant, the Vice President of [...]

January 31, 2022

Committing to Diversity is Part of Walgreens Culture Shauna Markes-Wilson, Healthcare Supervisor, Walgreens Dr. Shauna Markes-Wilson is a Healthcare Supervisor with Walgreens in Atlanta who presented to the students in the retail leadership class about Walgreens' commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for all associates. DE & I is an integral part of the Walgreens [...]