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.

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.


Mobile-Game Makers Try to Catch More ‘Whales’ Who Pay for Free Games
Center Director Barbara Kahn comments on why mobile-gamers are willing to pay for instant gratification.


Why Millenials Drive Estee Lauder’s Market Share 
Estee Lauder Company’s Executive Chairman, William Lauder, recently spoke at the Baker Retailing Center’s “Online Luxury Conference”.


Born to Work in Retail
Jay Baker, former President of Kohl’s and Chairman of the Baker Retailing Center Advisory Board, reflects on his career.


Eyeglass Retailer Warby Parker Valued at $1.2 Billion
Warby Parker, a member of the Baker Retailing Center’s Director’s council, has a $1.2 billion valuation after five years in business.

June 2
Director’s Council Dinner Meeting
New York City

June 18
Advisory Board Meeting & Summer Social
New York City

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