Become a Client
As a retailer, challenges to your bottom line can stem from external factors such
as competitors or the economy, or they can result from business decisions that are
easier to manage such as internal process inefficiencies, ineffective marketing strategies
or employee turnover. These issues plague large and small businesses alike.
We have extensive knowledge and industry experience that enables us to effectively
identify the source of your challenges. And, as educators, we also understand the
importance of communicating and interpreting our results in a way that you can apply
the data effectively and become actively engaged in the implementation process.
Become a Partner
Corporate partners are businesses and corporations that make annual charitable gifts
to the Center for Retailing. Special opportunities for partners include:
- Special projects performed on an in-kind basis by institute personnel
- Customized presentations
- Customized press releases and editing services
- Request and receive up-to-date, relevant data on retailing — locally, nationally,
- Greater access to student, scholar and alumni networks
We invite you to join the Center for Retailing corporate partnership with an annual
charitable contribution. Your gift will support the center's mission, and your company
will benefit from the wealth of expertise and connections we have to offer.
To make your charitable contribution and become a partner, please email Marianne Bickle, or call her directly at
803-777-3805. Thank you for your support of the University
of South Carolina's Center for Retailing.
Diamond Level Center Partners
BIGresearch is a market intelligence firm providing analysis of consumer behavior
in areas of retail, financial services, automotive and media. The syndicated simultaneous
media usage survey (simm) monitors more than 15,000 consumers twice each year to identify
opportunities in a fragmented and changing marketplace including the media.
JDA is one of the world's most comprehensive providers of innovative supply chain
management and pricing excellence solutions. For more than 25 years, JDA has empowered
its customers to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real
results. The company's unparalleled heritage, customer base, solutions, financial
strength and intellectual capital all combine to create one of the world's leaders
in supply chain solutions and services.
Become a Fellow
The center occasionally invites people to become a Fellow of the Center. This honor
belongs to individuals with internationally recognized experience and expertise in
retailing and consumer behavior. The center benefits greatly from their knowledge
and wisdom acting as a center fellow. The fellows, with the center, helps conduct
outstanding research among organizations, universities and individuals.
If selected, you will receive a certificate from the university and center proclaiming
your title as center fellows. Working with the center in this capacity, you are an
esteemed partner, and in turn the center shares its expertise and information with
your department and university. Ultimately, it is the center's goal to create a network
of partnerships among fellows for the mutual benefit of the departments, universities
and the field of retailing.
To date, the following individuals have been designated as fellows of the Center for