University of Rhode Island  
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

TMD 402J - Current Issues in Retailing - Speaker Summaries

Retailing Overview.  Edward Mazze, Dean College of Business Administration, URI
AATCC's C2C - Concept to ConsumerJohn Darsey, VP Sales, Color Solutions International
Owning Your Own Store: Jake Cathers, Cathers and Coyne, and Erin Fitzgerald, La Femme Boutique
Distribution Dominance: Robin Lewis, Robin Lewis Inc.
Ethics in Direct Selling:Anne Crews, Mary Kay Cosmetics,  and Catherine Landman, The Pampered Chef 
London Retail Scene: Linda Welters, TMD, URI
Retail Close-out Specialists: Marc Perlman, Job Lot
Off-Price Retailing Doug Systrom, Kerry Winco, and Cathy Meiler, TJX Corporation
Journalism and Fashion Retail: Linda Welters, TMD, URI
Store Advertising and Promotion: Coupons and Discounts: Leah Joffe 
E-tailing: Julie Cantagallo
Fast Fashion: Brianna Hill
Innovative Store Design: Courtney Meyers
Mass Customization: Danielle Tassone
Vintage Retail: Rachel LoMonaco

Brown leather bomber jacket and stretch wool jodhpurs with leather accents.

Annick Gouin, 
TMD major 



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