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.

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.

Competition between Amazon and Macy’s heats up
Center Director Barbara Kahn explains what Macy’s must do to more effectively compete in today’s retail landscape.

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.








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

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

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