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Are store brands just as good?

When Woochoel Shin was a graduate student with a tight budget, he purchased store brands over name-brand products. He’s now the JCPenney Professor of Marketing in the Warrington College of Business, but Shin continues to purchase store brand products after his research findings show that their quality is often comparable

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Retail Center to host Retail Smarter Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The David F. Miller Retail Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business will host the annual Retail Smarter Conference from June 8-9 at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The event includes two days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking that

UF Retail in NYC Trip

RETAIL IN THE BIG APPLE

The David F. Miller Retail Center took its annual spring break trip to immerse 20 students into the world of retail in New York City. The trip featured five days of touring retail stores, listening to lectures from company leadership, learning in fashion showrooms, and introducing students to jobs and

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How Big Data is changing retail

What comes to mind when you think about careers in the retail industry? Store management? Merchandising? Buying and planning? It’s a common misconception that retail is limited to these fields alone. However, many other industries are branching from retail. In fact, retail supports 1 in every 4 American jobs. Nielsen

UF Retail Society to host fashion designer Steve Madden on Monday

The UF Retail Society, in partnership with CollegeFashionista, will host renowned fashion designer Steve Madden for a Q&A session on Oct. 24 at Norman Hall (Room 137). The discussion, led by CollegeFashionista Founder Amy Levin, will focus on entrepreneurship, fashion, and Madden’s iconic career. Madden, who began his fashion career

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How technology is impacting the retail industry

The influence of technology on the retail industry has been immense, and will be one of the major topics discussed at Retail Smarter 2016—the retail conference presented by the College’s David F. Miller Retailing Education and Research Center taking place today and tomorrow at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg.

David F. Miller

College mourns loss of retail executive David Miller

David F. Miller, Sr., a proud Warrington alumnus and namesake of the David F. Miller Retailing Education and Research Center, passed away Nov. 19. He was 86 years old. Miller (BSBA ’51) enjoyed a brilliant 37-year career at JC Penney, culminating in his appointment to President in 1979. Miller retired

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Organization’s award highlights alumnus’ work for businesswomen

In the competitive and sometimes cutthroat world of big business, Bill Alcorn (BSBA ’71) is somewhat of an enigma. While some business executives do all they can to shield competitors from the marketplace, Alcorn did everything he could to welcome them in, especially female entrepreneurs who he felt weren’t given

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Weitz receives Florida Retail Federation’s lifetime achievement award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –Dr. Barton Weitz, the former jcpenney Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business Administration, received the Florida Retail Federation Lifetime Service Award for his dedicated service to the FRF and the industry. Dr. Weitz, who retired this summer after spending 27 years at Warrington, is one

David F. Miller cuts the ribbon for the Retail Center

Warrington celebrates dedication of Miller Retail Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly-remodeled David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education & Research was officially dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon at David Stuzin Hall on the campus of the University of Florida. Among the luminaries on hand to open the new facility were David F. Miller, former