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 From concept to consumer, the Athletic and Outdoor Industry Certificate program explores the unique challenges and competitive issues within the athletic and outdoor industry. Go beyond product design and sports management to examine the larger competitive industry issues in marketing, retailing, distribution, and sales.

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 Explore the ins and outs of the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry, from distribution to marketing and management. Study the competitive business market of these exciting industries and prepare to hit the ground running in this dynamic field with tremendous growth opportunities.

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Pop-up events are a collaborative effort between the CRL and our industry partners. We aim to educate students on the changing retail environment through the creation of a disruptive retail pop-up experience that catches their attention, provoking their own innovative thinking. 

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If you are interesting in partnering with us, please contact Jennifer Nolfi at Pop-ups can range from a prototyping experience, a new product, an emerging brand, a testing lab, an art studio, or any other creative experience you wish to cultivate. We will help you promote, maintain, set-up, staff, and tear down your exhibit space. Our pop-up space is 500 square feet and highly visible through floor-to-ceiling glass walls. 

Apply Now to partner with the Center for Retail Leadership today!

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