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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This year at the conference students got an first look at the same innovative things to come in the retail world along side CEOs and company professionals

Jerry tires on the free mickey mouse hats we all receive from the Disney Store Booth

One of our own, Michael Stallsmith, participates and presents to the conference members with his groups winning powerpoint presentation.

Getting to see alumni from UW Madison retail program, including Jenny Hawkins!

A highlight of the trip, eating appetizers and hearing from Bobby Flay himself at his restaurant Bar Americain. No one in our group will forget that visit

Overall the trip was a fantastic adventure and educating experience in the best place to see retail hands on, New York City!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NRF Conference

The National Retail Federation Conference was an amazing opportunity for us to interact with retailers and business professionals and become informed about the changes occurring in the industry. Additionally, we were able to visit several companies including Macy’s, Kohl’s and Li & Fung to learn more about their businesses and hear about many incredible opportunities. The entire trip proved to be a very beneficial and exciting experience!

-Carolyn Breuer

Thursday, January 20, 2011

NYC trip

This year's New York trip was awesome! The day spent with Kohl's at their New York office was so stimulating as we got to talk to some of the top designers and personnel within the office. We were exposed to an amazing array of individuals (Lauren Conrad, Pero Lee, the Food Network team, Bobby Flay) who each have very unique roles within Kohl's and it was really interesting  and exciting to hear from all of them.
Bobby Flay signing his cookbook that we each received from Kohl's!

Thanks so much to Kohl's and the Center for coordinating such a great trip!