Regular readers know how much the Diva believes in students. Recently, what got our attention was learning graduate students at Texas Tech University’s hospitality and retail management master’s program headed over to Bentonville, Ark. There, they pitched their vision for a store of the future to Walmart. Talk about an exciting opportunity!
It’s all detailed on Everythinglubbock.com, which reported a few weeks ago that seven students were scheduled to present their findings and recommendations for a new Walmart prototype. The students used four years of data provided by Walmart to analyze productivity per linear foot of sales. According to the online story, the new design will focus on “flexible fulfillment,” to offer a quick and easy shopping experience. Continue reading →