Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Baker Retailing Center

The Baker Retailing Center is an interdisciplinary research center producing cutting edge knowledge
with both academic and industry applications to enhance all aspects
of the retail world.

Macy’s expands same-day delivery service
Center Core Faculty member David Bell comments on the move and what it means for Amazon. 

For Amazon, e-retail is just the tip of the iceberg
Center Core Faculty member Kartik Hosanagar talks about the company’s technological advantages.

Amazon at 20: what has the online giant ever do for retail?
Center Core Faculty member Peter Fader predicts what’s in store for Amazon in the future.

Macy’s adds tuxedos, partnering with Men’s Wearhouse 
Center Director Barbara Kahn discusses the “store-within-a-store” concept and how it can be successful.

The Disappearing Face of Mainstream Retailing Setting 
Center Core Faculty member David Bell is featured in this story about the revolution of the retail industry.

How does “membership” affect buying behavior?
Center Core Faculty member David Bell discussed the concept of “membership” at the 2015 Digital Now Conference.

Is “showrooming” hurting retailers like bookstores?
Center Core Faculty member Stephen Hoch talks about this practice and the impact it’s having on U.S. retailers.

Do entrepreneurs really need to take risks?
Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker Co-Founder and Co-CEO and member of the Center’s Director’s Council, provides his response to this question.

How Kohl’s Took the Road Less Traveled to Be a National Retailer
Jay Baker, former President of Kohl’s and Chairman of the Baker Retailing Center Advisory Board, discusses the company’s successful transformation.





September 17
Student “Welcome Back” Luncheon
4th Floor Vance Hall
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

October 2
URBN Career Treak 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 13
Baker Lunchtime Speaker Series
Anna Hu, Designer, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie
Carineh Martin, CMO, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

November 4
Baker Executive Speaker Series
Lovro Mandac, Chairman and CEO, GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

November 5
Fall Advisory Board Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information, please email bakerretail@wharton.upenn.edu