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New research highlights why it’s advantageous to produce store brand products, even those that aren’t popular with customers

An essential aspect of any family or individual’s expenses is food, and it’s a rather large expense. Americans, on average, spend $660 on food per month. One way to help reduce food expenses is buying store brands, and more and more consumers are doing so every day. In fact, in 2018, 78% of U.S. consumers purchased store brand items. With more consumers purchasing store brands, the market size also continues to grow, especially in categories with generic-type products. For example,

Fisher School alumna and Advisory Board member named president of prestigious CalCPA Education Foundation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Chrislynn Freed (BSAc ’80) was recently named the new president of the CalCPA Education Foundation, a leading provider of continuing professional education for CPAs and financial professionals. In her role, Freed plans to focus on enhancing the CalCPA community and support faculty, following diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, driving innovation in professional education development and finding opportunities to meet new education needs for CalCPA members. “Right now, our country is contending with a pandemic, civil unrest,

What will be forever changed as a result of COVID-19?

Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, spoke with WUFT News about how COVID-19 will impact the way we work. Bono shared her insights on the topic as well as the initial results of her research project regarding work and family in the time of COVID.  Will flexibility in remote working change the workplace forever? See what Bono thinks in this podcast from WUFT News (begins at 10:06). 

Celebrating Warrington’s summer graduates

The Warrington College of Business celebrates all 343 students graduating this summer. As students prepare for our virtual commencement ceremony on August 15 at 7 p.m., we congratulate all students participating, whether they’re receiving their bachelor’s degree or doctorate. Learn more about the experiences of these three summer graduates and their future plans. JULIA ARTZI – BSBA ’20 Coming into UF, I set three general goals for myself in Warrington Welcome: get involved, study abroad and complete a combined degree program.

What’s the best way to manage a multi-generational workforce? Not by managing based on generation, researchers warn

Scroll through news headlines and social media alike, and you’ll find references to plenty of stereotypes about different generations, from Baby Boomers characterized as out of touch with the modern world to Millennials described as entitled and lazy. The prevalence of these stereotypes and other generalizations about generations has become a popular topic among managers who are looking for insights into managing an increasingly diverse workforce. Should they consider spending more time helping Baby Boomers with technology or do they

Student Spotlight: Emily Bombardi

Last fall, the Master of International Business (MIB) program launched its online program. The first group of students from the Online MIB program are graduating this summer. Emily Bombardi is one such student. Read on as she shares about her experience in the Online MIB program. Q: Please tell is about your background and what led you to do the Online MIB program. Bombardi: “I help international companies expand into international markets. Being fluently trilingual (English, Portuguese and Spanish), and

Heavener student creates marketing competition for students who lost internships due to COVID-19

In March, I was interviewing with different music industry companies for a summer internship. That soon came to an abrupt halt when companies transitioned online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the companies I was interested in decided to cancel their summer internship opportunities, I knew I had to utilize this time wisely, so I started making marketing plans on my own. I spoke with some friends and asked if they would want to compete against me. We would each

What’s the best way to respond to a global financial crisis?

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought plenty of novelty to our lives, like wearing masks and physical distancing. One aspect, though, gave financial economists déjà vu, and it’s looking a lot like 2008. While the events leading up to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic were vastly different, the results were devastatingly similar. With markets tanking and unemployment skyrocketing in both incidents, governments stepped up with policies that attempted to stabilize the economy. New

Meet Our Dean: Saby Mitra

On August 1, the Warrington College of Business welcomed its new dean, Saby Mitra. As Dean Mitra leads Warrington into its future, we invite you to get to know him professionally and personally. We asked Dean Mitra a series of questions about his academic career and personal interests. Read on to learn more about Warrington’s new dean. Q: When did you know that you wanted to be involved in higher education, and why was that an interesting option for you?

Worried about online courses? Warrington faculty share tips for students learning online

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to our lives. While teaching courses online might be new for some, at the Warrington College of Business, it’s something we’ve been doing for the past two decades. For any student new to online learning, rest assured that our online education is one of the strongest thanks to Warrington’s faculty and resources.  We asked a few of our faculty members to share their approach to online teaching, how they make it engaging for students