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2021 Retailing Summit Ideas Competition

Sponsored by RevTech Ventures

Accepted student applicants will be paired into three teams and each group will be assigned to one of the three participating companies: Cooklist, Birdzi, and Accel Robotics. In addition, each team will be assigned three industry mentors. The case competition will begin in the late Fall 2020 semester and go through Spring 2021. Teams will pitch their business plans to the participating companies and industry audience at the 2021 Retailing Summit on October 7-8, 2021.

A grand prize of $5,000 will be presented to the winning team.

*Application deadline extended: Sunday October 25, 2020

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The Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Texas A&M University serves the retail industry with student education, research, and executive outreach. Created in 1983, the center has become a renowned source of industry knowledge and a pipeline for developing future retail leaders.

Within Mays Business School, CRS offers coursework, career management, internship and leadership activities for students. Graduates of the Center for Retailing Studies earn business degrees, build workplace skills and develop ethical values that advance the world’s prosperity.

Our success is built on corporate partnerships, a robust curriculum, and outstanding Mays faculty research.


Retailing research conducted at Texas A&M University is relevant, timely, and actionable. As such, the Center for Retailing Studies is positioned as the “go-to” resource for all retail related inquiries.

Corporate Partners

The Center for Retailing Studies is supported through annual donations from retailers, technology, research, advertising and consulting firms.

We gratefully acknowledge and thank these companies for investing in retailing education at Texas A&M University.

Retailing Summit

Held each year in Dallas, the Retailing Summit is the Center’s signature outreach event for the industry. It welcomes company founders, top executives and other experts to discuss major industry trends and share take-aways for doing business better.