Council for Retail and Sales donates to ASD Foundation

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (January 19, 2022) – The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS), housed at DeSales University, matched donations made by board members to support Allentown School District Foundation. CRS board member, Nick Miller, who also serves as vice president of the Allentown School Board, set a goal to raise $24,000 to refurbish the…

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Council for Retail and Sales to hold check-signing ceremony

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (August 30, 2021) – The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS), housed at DeSales University, will host a check-signing ceremony to recognize and celebrate two key partners.  On September 16, 2021, the CRS team, as well as key DeSales staff and faculty, will be joined by representatives from Walmart and The Giant…

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Walmart Exec Speaks on the Future of Retail

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa (April 23, 2021) – For Scott Eckert, SVP, Next Generation Retail and Principal of Walmart’s Store No. 8, a typical week involves coming up with the next best idea.  Eckert employs a team of people in Walmart’s incubator Store No. 8 and of the many ideas that are tossed around, Scott’s role…

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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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