Donates software licenses valued at $1,800,000 to Retail Management and RHIM programs at Texas Tech University. The licenses include: Space Planning Plus by Intactix, Intactix Knowledge Base (IKB), Floor Planning Plus by Intactix, and Efficient Item Assortment by Intactix. Undergraduate and graduate students in both programs develop software skills in two courses, Retail Category Management (RTL 4320) and Category Management in the Hospitality Industry (RHIM 6346).
Donates databases of consumer panel data valued at $360,000 to the Retail Management and
RHIM programs at Texas Tech University. The licenses include: the Simultaneous Media
Usage Knowledgebase and Consumer Intentions and Actions Knowledgebase. Texas Tech
faculty and students may use the data to prepare white papers, research briefs,
reports, press releases or seminar content which contains "SIMMTM"
or "CIA" information.
Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the sustainable textiles industry, is partnering with the Retail Management Program at Texas Tech University. The partnership will build an intuitive, user-friendly survey for Textile Exchange to use in gathering data from Brands and Retailers on the use of Sustainable Materials in the global textiles market. The information gathered in this survey will be released in one or more reports on specific fibers in 2012. Textile Exchange is so thankful for the leadership of Dr. Deborah Fowler in leading this research project; she and the students in her department have been exceptional to work with. We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership.
SustainU is an American clothing company that produces high quality apparel using fabrics made in the USA from 100% recycled materials to provide extraordinary comfort and wear, while reducing environmental waste, carbon emissions and water use. SustainU has visited Texas Tech engaging students and faculty on issues related to business, innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Stylitics is a fashion insights company that gives consumers, brands, and retailers an unprecedented, real-time look into the what people are buying and wearing on a daily basis. For consumers, Stylitics is like your own smart personal style assistant. It remembers every detail about what you buy, own, and wear. It keeps track of your outfit history, alerts you to trends in your area, finds deals and rewards based on your tastes, and more. The more information you tell it, the smarter it becomes, and the more it does for you.
Anvil Knitwear, Inc., an American brand since 1899, is a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic®, AnvilRecycled® and AnvilSustainable® brands. In 2010, The Foundation for Social Change and United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) recognized Anvil Knitwear as a Top Leader of Change in the sustainability category at the Global Conference for Social Change: Turning Social Responsibility Into Social Action. Anvil has visited Texas Tech and presented value chain logistics and responsible business methods to Professor Fowler's retail management classes. For more information, please visit www.anvilcsr.com.
Since 2009 students have completed macro space management projects for Walmart to realign categories and modular (planograms) into merchandise categories, created new floor plans with newly created categories, new modular, and new floor plans without the restriction of current fixtures.