CRS hosts Meet the Experts: Direct-to-Consumer Sales talk

On February 18th, The Council for Retail and Sales at DeSales University and Andres Gallegos, president and CEO of Z-CoiL pain-relief footwear, joined forces to present an informative talk focusing on ways to increase direct-to-consumer sales. Z-CoiL currently operates about 30 retail stores in the country but their retail stores account for only about 7%…

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Virtual CRS event to discuss the best direct-to-consumer sales models

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Center Valley – Jan 18.  The first of three events for the next Meet The Experts series, hosted by the Council for Retail and Sales, is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. EST via Zoom and features Andres Gallegos, CEO of Z-CoiL, Albuquerque, NM.  The event is sponsored by DZYNIT. Father and son…

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PSU-LV wins CRS Collegiate Challenge for 2nd consecutive time

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Center Valley – Oct 31.  The Council for Retail and Sales, housed at DeSales University, hosts two collegiate case competitions each year.  This semester’s competition was sponsored by the global powerhouse Brenntag Food & Nutrition.  In its 2nd consecutive win, Penn State Lehigh Valley team MakeConvenient Lions Consulting, led by faculty advisor Dr. Denise Ogden,…

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Penn State Lehigh Valley wins Council for Retail and Sales (CRS) Regional Online Case Competition

Center Valley – Apr 27, 2020.  The Council for Retail and Sales regularly holds collegiate case competitions, but this week’s competition was the first held virtually.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the regularly scheduled case competition which was to be powered by Clemens/Hatfield, was replaced with an entirely virtual experience.  The case posed the question,…

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Business of Cannabis Symposium is a success

Center Valley, PA – The Business of Cannabis symposium, held at Penn State Lehigh Valley, was hosted by The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS) on March 11th.  Program sponsors included the Cleveland School of Cannabis, Milford Enterprises, Keystone Canna Remedies, and High Expectations Marketing.  The cannabis industry has seen significant growth in recent years…

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2019 Collegiate Challenge

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Winners announced for the 2019 CRS Collegiate Challenge powered by Walmart Penn State Abington wins competition The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS) took the “Shark Tank” television show concept and applied it to a regional collegiate competition in retailing and sales on Oct. 17 at the Lehigh Valley campus. Undergraduate teams from two-year and four-year colleges…

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Speed Networking event, Oct 3, 2019

On behalf of the Business, Engineering, Technology and Communications faculty and the offices of PSU Alumni Relations and Career Services, we’d like to invite business professionals to share their career experiences and career “tips” with our undergraduate students. A Speed Networking event will be held on Thursday evening, October 3rd in Room 135 at the…

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2nd ‘Meet the Experts’ event scheduled for Sept 25, 2019

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (August 28, 2019) – The retail industry is experiencing major changes as shoppers no longer distinguish between online and offline shopping.  The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS) will shed light on these changes in the second of several MEET THE EXPERTS events.  The topic for this MEET THE EXPERTS event is…

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2019 Student Case Competition Announced

The Council for Retail and Sales is taking the “Shark Tank” television show concept and applying it to a regional collegiate competition in retailing and sales.  Undergraduate teams from two- and four-year colleges are eligible.  Each team is tasked to solve a significant business opportunity for a company.  This year the sponsor for the competition…

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