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.

Penn students earn top billing at Shop.org student program! 
Penn’s Matthew Brodin was top recipient for the 2015 Ray Greenly Scholarship and Joseph Quan was a top five finalist.

Is your brand ready for ‘Generation Z’?
Center Director Barbara Kahn discusses the challenges that ‘Generation Z’ presents to retailers.

Will a new leader bring ‘fast fashion’ to Ralph Lauren?
Center Director Barbara Kahn explores how incoming CEO Stefan Larsson’s background in fast fashion will influence the brand.

Container Store hoping for strong ROI from its employees
Center Director Barbara Kahn explains why large assortment variety can increase consumer demand.

South Jersey retail outlet brings commerce to the region 
Center Managing Director Linda Shein discusses the components that makes this new center appealing to customers.

Sephora takes on Birchbox with beauty-box business, Play!
Center Director Barbara Kahn explains why this is the natural next step in today’s omnichannel retail landscape.


October 21
Baker Lunchtime Speaker Series
Lauren La Cascia, Vice President, Consumer Insights, ANN INC.
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

November 13
Bloomingdale’s and Theory Career Trek
New York City 

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