From the C-Suite: Why a digital disruption is needed in retail

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 - 2:25pm

Currently there are two types of retailers selling online: Digital natives such as and Warby Parker, and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that expanded their operations into this channel.

The DNA of digital natives is often designed to build, test, learn and analyze, and then adapt and change. At these types of companies, this behavior is repeated continuously, with no finish date or end point in...

VMob appoints new Chief Revenue Officer

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - 8:32am

VMob, an intelligent cloud-based personalization platform built specifically for retailers and quick service restaurants, today announced the addition of Jen Millard as chief revenue officer (CRO). A recognized expert on retail concept innovation and consumer and channel segmentation, Millard is instrumental in guiding VMob's future success, developing the strategies to reach more retailers looking to leverage mobile technology to increase in-person sales and customer engagement.

"Jen is a luminary in the retail industry; her extensive, hands-on experience with many of the world's best-known brands and firm understanding...

UNT students clinch top award in National Retail Federation contest for first time

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 - 10:11am

Four University of North Texas students have won first place in the National Retail Federation Student Challenge, clinching a first-ever win for students in UNT's Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing. They were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship Jan. 17 during the NRF's annual "BIG Show" in New York City for their pitch of a product worthy of a national retailer.

State board approves retailing degree at University of North Texas

Mon, Jan 11, 2016 - 11:00am

by Maria Halkias

You love to shop. Well, guess what? Now you can major in it.

The University of North Texas will be offering a new bachelor of science degree in retailing, reflecting the rapid changes in one of the oldest forms of commerce.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the degree last year, and students can declare the major starting this fall.

Several universities offer merchandising degrees and certificates in retail programs, but UNT said its degree is the first in the U.S. to include the three main components of retailing: merchandising, digital and operations.


The NRF Foundation to award 25 outstanding students for its Next Generation Scholarship

Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - 9:00am

The NRF Foundation will award $125,000 in scholarships to 25 outstanding students as a part of its Next Generation Scholarship program. Today, the NRF Foundation has named the top five finalists, who will interview with a panel of executive judges to determine the four $10,000 scholarship recipients and the top $25,000 recipient of the Next Generation Scholarship.

The top recipient will be revealed on stage in front of hundreds of retail CEOs and retail insiders at the NRF Foundation Gala in New York City on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

The five finalists for the 2016 NRF Next Generation Scholarship are:

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