SRetail Merchandising College of Design

Center for Retail Design & Innovation

Partner Benefits

Are you searching for a fresh perspective on an old business problem?
Do you need an expert opinion on a new idea?

As a partner of the center you will have unique access to students and faculty who are working on the forefront of research within the retail industry. In addition, you will:

  • Connect with top students for internships, job opportunities, and focus groups.
  • Gain visibility by co-branding with the College of Design and the University of Minnesota through event sponsorships and publications.
  • Impact students’ education and provide real-world learning experiences through case studies, guest lectures, and company tours.
  • Work with leading researchers who can assist in business strategy development and analysis.

For more information, contact Peggy Lord at


Current Partners




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Contact Information

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