Press

September 12, 2019
Center for Retailing Studies Partners with CLC to Deliver Unique Educational Experience at New York Fashion Week: The Shows
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

July 17, 2019
Scott Benedict starts as new director of the Center for Retailing Studies
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

March 29, 2019
“We’re moving toward a digital and cashless future,” says CRS research director
By Paul Takahashi | Houston Chronicle

March 1, 2019
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale honored at Mays Business School
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

February 14, 2019
Experts: Valentine’s Day still big business, but way of celebrating is changing
By Morgan Dyer | The Eagle

February 11, 2019
Record spending expected this Valentine’s Day
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

December 13, 2018
Four CRS students win national scholarships for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund national case study competition
By Anthony Kovash | Mays Impacts

December 9, 2018
Crystal ball predictions for 2019
By Venky Shankhar | Mays Impacts

November 30, 2018
Mays students take first place at inaugural (R)Tech Global Retail Challenge
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 23, 2018
CRS director shares thoughts on void left by Toys R Us on Black Friday
By Mike Copeland | Waco Tribune

November 23, 2018
CRS research director shares thoughts Black Friday in Amazon era
By Paul Takahashi & Andrea Leinfelder | Houston Chronicle

November 18, 2018
Mays students gain valuable industry experience at PLMA 2018
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 12, 2018
Buc-ee’s president honored at Mays Business School
By Kelli Hollinger | Mays Impacts

November 8, 2018
How retailers can use returns to grow their customer base
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

October 22, 2018
2018 Retailing Summit shares inspiring stories of success
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

October 15, 2018
Texas A&M retail expert: Sears ‘behind the eight ball’ on e-commerce
By Kathleen Witte | KBTX

October 13, 2018
Las Vegas company spreading its wings in airport, resort retail
By Wade Tyler Millward | Las Vegas Review Journal

September 6, 2018
CRS director shares thoughts on the new Marshalls in Bryan/College Station
KBTX

August 16, 2018
Empty shelves vs. excess product: How retailers should balance inventory levels
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

August 2, 2018
Families feel the pinch of back-to-school shopping
By: Paul Takahashi | Houston Chronicle

July 26, 2018
Back to school shopping one of the busiest seasons for retailers
By: Kerrie Hall | KAGS

July 25, 2018
Experts say back-to-school shopping second to holiday spending
By Tennyson Guthrie | KBTX

July 20, 2018
Back-to-School shopping second only to holiday spending
By: Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

June 29, 2018
Retail group faces backlash over Domain Northside marketing materials
By: Gary Dinges | Austin American Statesman

June 22, 2018
CRS Director Kelli Hollinger on Supreme Court sales tax ruling
By Kathleen Witte | KBTX

June 21, 2018
Supreme Court’s sales tax ruling upends online shopping
By: Paul Takahashi | Houston Chronicle

June 20, 2018
What does Office Depot mean when it says: ‘We are not a retailer’
By: Jeff Ostrowski | Palm Beach Post

May 24, 2018
3 Things You Can Buy for Less on Memorial Day
By: Courtney Jesperson | NerdWallet

May 3, 2018
Lauren Osborne named Texas A&M Advisor of the Year
By: Kelli Levy Reynolds | Mays Impacts

April 19, 2018
CRS Director of Research travels to Egypt and urges business leaders to collaborate with U.S.
By: Kelli Levy Reynolds | Mays Impacts

March 27, 2018
Spring 2018 shopping outlook
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

March 19, 2018
CRS announces partnership with (R)Tech Center for Innovation
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

February 15, 2018
Nature Nate’s Honey Co. joins CRS Corporate Advisory Board
Nature Nate’s

February 15, 2018
Former CRS students Cindy `90 and Chris McClain `90 highlighted for entrepreneurship
By Molly Kulpa | Texas A&M Foundation

January 26, 2018
Valentine’s Day 2018 shopping tips
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

January 22, 2018
Texas A&M students awarded $50,000 in retail scholarships
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

December 19, 2017
Venky Shankhar’s 2018 crystal ball
By Venky Shankhar | Mays Impacts

December 18, 2017
Zale scholars reflect on high-impact learning experiences
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

December 18, 2017
Value and convenience emerge as top drivers of online shopping
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

December 15, 2017
Will the FCC’s reversal of net neutrality affect your internet speed?
By Venky Shankhar | Mays Impacts

November 29, 2017
2017 Holiday Outlook: Shoppers embracing online shopping to save time
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 21, 2017
‘Fixer Upper’ effect: Waco’s economy benefits from Chip and Joanna Gaines lifestyle empire
By 
J.B. Smith | Waco Tribune-Herald, via AP | USA TODAY

November 20, 2017
New CRS partner Jeff Mooney of Dollar General visits Mays
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 20, 2017
Retailers shift Thanksgiving Day strategy as e-commerce grows
By Paul Takahashi | Houston Chronicle

November 17, 2017
In-store shopping still matters this holiday season
By Kelli Hollinger | The Conversation

November 16, 2017
Students become first Aggies to attend Private Label Trade Show
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 16, 2017
Kelli Hollinger, director of the Center for Retailing Studies, discusses U.S. safety standards and other advice to keep in mind as you shop for your children this holiday season.
By Kathleen Witte | KBTX

November 8, 2017
Texas A&M student represents Mays in $35,000 fashion scholarship competition
By Breagan Adams | Mays Impacts

November 8, 2017
Are online sales going to double on Singles Day?
By Venky Shankhar | Mays Impacts

November 7, 2017
Mays students visit Francesca’s
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

November 1, 2017
Texas A&M Retail Expert Predicts Strong Holiday Spending Despite Black Friday’s Decline
By Kelli Hollinger | Texas A&M Today

October 24, 2017
Recapping the 2017 Retailing Summit
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

September 27, 2017
E-Commerce at the local level
By Andrew Little | The Battalion

September 20, 2017
Center for Retailing Studies awarded 2017-2018 TREF Grant
By Andrew Vernon | Mays Impacts

June 14, 2017
Focus at Four: The first steps of turning your passion into profit
By Kathleen Witte | KBTX

June 8, 2017
Nordstrom family members weigh taking the retailer private
By Amy Scott | Marketplace

May 25, 2017
As stores close and Amazon soars, are millions of retail jobs on the line?
By Mitchell Schnurman | Dallas News

April 16, 2017
New on campus hotel, convention center planned at Texas A&M
By Steve Kuhlmann | The Eagle

April 11, 2017
Easter Facts & Stats
By John S Kiernan | WalletHub

March 27, 2017
Texas A&M Retailing Director Reaction to Sears Announcement
By Chelsea Reber | WTAW

March 26, 2017
Texas A&M expert: Sears has failed to keep up with the times
By Kelan Lyons | The Eagle

March 23, 2017
Focus at Four: How Sears’ uncertain future affects you
By Kathleen Witte | KBTX

February 6, 2017
Bankrate survey finds the high cost of love
By Kamil Macniak | Yahoo! Finance

January 22, 2017
Andersons stores died ‘nibble’ by ‘nibble’
By Jon Chavez | Toledo Blade

January 10, 2017
With Macy’s closure, what’s in store for Parkdale Mall?
By Dan Wallach and Liz Teitz | Beaumont Enterprise

November 26, 2016
B-CS retailers report solid Black Friday sales
By Jake Walker | The Eagle

November 22, 2016
Online shopping tips to make sure you aren’t paying too much
By Clay Falls | KBTX

November 22, 2016
Bankrate survey: Black Friday may be fading away
By Mike Cetera | Bankrate.com

November 22, 2016
Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips
By Courtney Bosquez | Texas A&M Today

November 21, 2016
Don’t forget about Small Business Saturday
By Rusty Surette | KBTX

November 21, 2016
What to expect from Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year
By Venky Shankar | Mays Business Impacts

November 14, 2016
Mays hosts Texas Retailers Association and local business owners
By Courtney Bosquez | Mays Business Impacts

October 14, 2016
Tuesday Morning going back to its roots to improve profits
By Korri Kezar | Dallas Business Journal

August 11, 2016
Macy’s to shrink, focus on digital competition
By Ilena Najarro | Houston Chronicle

June 24, 2016
Retailers respond to changing digital shopping habits
By Daniel B. Kline | The Motley Fool

March 11, 2016
First non-Texas Buc-ee’s to have a Louisiana accent
By Mike D. Smith | Houston Chronicle

February 20, 2016
Amazon on pace to boast Fortune 500’s second-largest workforce
By Angel Gonzalez | The Seattle Times

January 25, 2016
A fresh idea: Student introduces a new product to decrease food waste
By Zach Grinovich | The Battalion

November 25, 2015
Local retailers wait to see if oil slump tanks Black Friday
By Mike D. Smith | Houston Chronicle

November 22, 2015
Texas A&M, Lucasfilm partner to cross-promote new ‘Star Wars’ film, 12th Man
By Steve Kuhlmann | The Eagle

November 11, 2015
Stores already feeling that Black Friday vibe
By Mike D. Smith | Houston Chronicle

For a full archive of media mentions or to schedule an interview, contact the Center for Retailing Studies.