Retail Excellence Initiative

Retail_Day_Martin_MacDonald_2_Bass_ProThe Marketing, Industrial Distribution, and Economics Department is developing a regional center for retailing excellence. Supporting partners include the Alabama Retail Association, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bruno's Supermarkets, Belk's, Regions Bank, Alabama Power Company and others. Our location in the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham where numerous corporate and regional retail offices and many large retailers and property development and management companies are located provides unique opportunities for student internships, executives-in-residence, graduate placements and scholarly research.