Retail Merchandising Resources

  • The Center for Education and Research in Retailing

    This site from Indiana University features a timeline with information relating to retail sales and retailing using the Internet (from the beginning of the 20th century through 2002), publications from the center, and links to related information.
  • Evolution of the Shopping Center

    An illustrated timeline on the development of shopping centers in the United States. Features information about the antecedents of shopping centers, the creation of department stores, and the impact of automobiles. Includes links to related sites
  • Is Wal-Mart Good for America?

    This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program "examines the growing controversy over the Wal-Mart way of doing business and asks whether a single retail giant has changed the American economy." The companion Web site features
  • Knowledge @ Wharton High School

  • National Retail Federation

    This group "is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores," and more.
  • "Pop-Up Retail"

    Examples of the marketing trend of temporary retail manifestations. The site has "dubbed this trend 'pop-up retail,' as these initiatives have a tendency to pop up unannounced, quickly draw in the crowds, and then disappear or morph into somethi ...