Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing

What should Amazon buy next? UNT professor responds
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It's possible to guess without a Wall Street salary and bonus. I wrote about how Apple had missed out on all the cool kid headphones back in December 2013, and five months later it purchased rapper Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Much speculation lately has been on the pharmacy business and that maybe Amazon will look there to put its re-...

UNT Researcher’s Walmart Foundation Grant Aims To Bring Jobs Back To U.S.
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Tue, Apr 11, 2017

DENTON, Texas — April 10, 2017 — A nearly $350,000 grant awarded to a University of North Texas researcher by the Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Bugao Xu, a professor and chair of the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing, received one of five grants in 2016 from the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund to develop digital technology to detect flaws in fabric at domestic textile mills — saving companies time and money.

“U.S. competitiveness in the textile industry lags behind other nations because of high labor costs,” said Xu. “...

Budd Lake student shines at business competition
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Tue, Jan 24, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE TWP. – A Budd Lake student was among two University of North Texas, Denton, students who were among the finalist teams to compete in one of the retail industry’s biggest events of 2017, the National Retail Federation Foundation BIG Show.

Sarah Muller of Mount Olive and Hailey Turner of Flower Mound, Texas, won the third place prize of $1,500 each in the National Retail...