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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NRF and New York City!

In mid-January, the Center for Retailing Excellence took a trip to New York for the National Retail Federation's "Big Show".  The convention wasn't all they had time for, though.  The students and staff were also lucky enough to network over dinner with Classic Graphics and Macy's representatives; as well as tours and meetings with Li & Fung, Macy's, Group M, and even Vera Wang!

A special thanks goes to the University Bookstore and Lands' End for helping to make the trip possible!

Here are some photos from the Big Apple:


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hello Everyone!

As we near the departure date, we will be making more changes and updates to this, but here is the itinerary (so far!) for our trip to China.

Thursday March 25 pm arrive Hong Kong, coach pick up
at airport
Friday March 26 am At leisure

11:30am Coach pick up at hotel

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm LF Trading and Kohl's sourcing

1:30pm LFUSA

2:00pm introduction of Li&Fung Group,

3:00pm tour of corporate offices

4:00pm Li&Fung Research Center

5:00pm Coach pick up

6:00pm Dinner

Saturday March 27 9:30am Coach pick up at hotel

10:00am Retail landscape case study

10:00am LF Retailing & Trinity presentation

afternoon Shop various locations around
Hong Kong

Sunday March 28 9:30am Presentation & Brunch

12:00pm The Hong Kong experience

Shopping & Freetime

Monday March 29 8:30am Pick up at hotel

9:00am Sourcing and BSFG

9:45am Sustainability

11:30am Coach pick up and depart to

1:00pm Lunch

2:30pm Kohl's product presentation

5:30pm Coach pick up

7:30pm Dinner

Tuesday March 30 9:00am depart hotel, walk to Poly U

9:30am Poly U 4 D presentation

Tour: technical, testing, kniting
& sewing labs

12:30pm Coach pick up

1:00pm Lunch

2:30pm Central denim mill

4:00pm Sweater factory

6:00pm Dinner

Wednesday March 31 9:00am Coach pick up at hotel

9:30am Retailer presentation: TBD
Girodano, Pedder,
Lane Crawford

noon Coach pick up

pm depart to Shanghai

pm Dinner

Thursday April 1 9:00am Coach pick up at hotel

9:30am Li & Fung Shanghai office:
migration to the interior

tour office and showrooms

Noon Lunch - Buffet

1:00pm Coach pick up

pm Kohl's Factory visits or retail shopping trip

6:00pm Coach pick up


Friday April 2 9:00am Coach pick up at hotel

am Retail shopping trip or Kohl's Factory visits

1:00pm Coach pick up

pm Sightseeing

6:30pm Chinese Acrobat Show

8:00pm coach to dinner

8:15pm dinner

Saturday April 3 am Coach pick up at hotel

Depart to Chicago


Hong Kong


Harbour Plaza Metropolis Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel
7 Metropolis Drive

1018 Changning Road, 200042
Hunghom, Kowloon
Tel: +86 21 6115 8888


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Center for Retail Excellence is Blogging Live!

In preparation for the upcoming trip to Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, the Center for Retailing Excellence has set up a live blog so our friends, family, co-workers, and partners may follow our journey right along with us!

Make sure to check back often, as we will be updating the blog periodically as the big day comes, and then daily once in China!