June 29, 2015
NEW YORK (June 29, 2015) – Fung Business Intelligence Centre Executive Director-Head of Global Retail & Technology DeborahWeinswig has been named an Executive Board Member of the Tucson, Ariz.-based Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona, FBIC announced today.
Named for University of Arizona alumnus Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s Inc., The Lundgren Center joins academia and retail to educate the next generation of retail leaders. Weinswig and FBIC join leading retail and technology companies in becoming partners on the corporate advisory board, assisting in various programs (including internships and lectures) throughout the year.
“Fung Business Intelligence Centre and I are honored to join some of the most successful and prestigious companies and organizations in the industry today in supporting the Terry J. Lundgren Center,” Weinswig says. “Research and education are at the core of what we do, and helping to prepare the next generation of retail executives is a true privilege.”
Other corporate partners for the Center are: Altria, AVNET, Dick’s Sporting Goods, EJ Gallo Winery, Gordon Brothers Group, The Home Depot, Intel, JCPenney, Kohl’s, LVMH, Leonisa, Macy’s, National Association of Retail Buyers & Sellers, National Retail Federation, Nike, PetSmart, Planalytics, REI, SAP, Supima, Target, Toys R Us, the University of Arizona BookStores, Walgreens, Walmart and Winston Retail.
The Center also hosts an annual Global Retailing Conference in Tucson, drawing some of the biggest names in retailing to discuss current trends and challenges.
“We’re thrilled that Deborah and FBIC are supporting our efforts,” says KimberleyBrooke, associate director of the Terry J. Lundgren Center. “Deborah is an industry superstar, with a unique global perspective on research and technology that will inform our students and programs.”
An advocate for innovation, creativity and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies, Weinswig joined FBIC in 2014 to offer her unique viewpoints on the disruptive technology trends and innovations that are reshaping the global retail industry. Recent reports issued by the group include: “Global Department Store Retailing,” “The Disruptor Series: Retail in the New Connected World,” “China Retail: Department Stores Reinvented,” and “A Booming Opportunity: Profiting from a Graying America.” All of the group’s reports and analyses can be found at www.fbicgroup.com and www.deborahweinswig.com.
Prior to joining FBIC, Weinswig’s experience as an award-winning Wall Street retail analyst has given her a global perspective on retail, retail real estate and technology, covering such retailers as Walmart, Target, Costco, Macy’s, Walgreens and The Home Depot. In addition, she advises startups working with retailers on digital strategies and other business and logistical issues.
ABOUT THE TERRY J. LUNDGREN CENTER FOR RETAILING
The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing (www.terryjlundgrencenter.org) is part of the University of Arizona’s John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. It brings together the resources and expertise of academia and the retail industry, with a shared goal of developing strong future retail
professionals. The school’s Retailing and Consumer Sciences program undergraduate degree is considered one of the top retail business programs in the country. About 500 students currently are enrolled in classes.
The Fung Business Intelligence Centre (FBIC) collects and analyses market data on sourcing, supply chains, distribution and retail. It also provides thought leadership on technology and other key issues shaping their future.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, FBIC leverages unique relationships and information networks to track and report on trends and developments in China and other Asian countries. In addition, its New York-based Global Retail & Technology research team follows broader retail and technology trends, specializing in how they intersect and building collaborative knowledge communities around the revolution occurring worldwide at the retail interface.
Since its establishment in 2000, the FBIC (formerly known as the Li & Fung Research Centre) has served as the knowledge bank and think tank for the Fung Group. Through regular research reports and other publications, it makes its market data, impartial analysis and expertise available to businesses, scholars and governments around the world. It also provides advice and consultancy services to colleagues and business partners of the Fung Group on issues related to doing business in China, ranging from market entry and company structure, to tax, licensing and other regulatory matters.
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