Sterling, Virginia (PRWEB) May 17, 2016
Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for retail merchandising and field marketing, awarded Megan Donovan, a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her understanding and academic achievements on leveraging technology to enhance in-store execution and consumer experiences in today’s retail environment.
Developed in conjunction with the Kohl’s Center for Retail at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Natural Insight Future Retail Professional Scholarship program provided funding for three finalists to attend the annual Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) hosted by the World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards in Bonita Springs, FL.
The winner, Megan Donovan, was formally recognized at the RMMC annual gala on Sunday, May 1st and all three finalists were recognized during the award ceremony as students demonstrating a passion and aptitude for the retail industry. The other finalists were Lexi Van Camp, and Brian Lucksinger.
“We are thrilled to honor the finalists as exceptional students and future retail industry leaders,” said Stefan Midford, President and CEO of Natural Insight. “All of them, especially Megan, our winner, have illustrated their strong potential in the retail industry and we’re delighted to have been able to provide for their attendance at the RMMC, which will expand their knowledge of enhanced in-store execution and improved consumer experiences at retail.”
Jerry O’Brien, Director of the Kohl’s Center for Retail Excellence at the University of Wisconsin, said, “This is the second year in a row Natural Insight has provided funding for exceptional students to attend the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference. We appreciate the opportunity to have our students connect with retail industry professionals and gain valuable insights from experts in the field.”
About Natural Insight
Merchandisers, product companies, marketing agencies and retailers in over 20 countries rely on the Natural Insight Cloud-based platform to improve retail execution and reduce costs. Natural Insight leads the industry today with fully integrated mobile and Web-based staff scheduling, timekeeping, task management, field communications and analytics. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit http://www.naturalinsight.com for more information.
About University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kohl's Center for Retailing
Our mission is to nurture a synergistic relationship between the retail industry, its partners, and the world-class faculty, staff, and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This relationship is to be built on the highest ethical standards and dedicated to improving the lives of consumers, productivity of the industry, and elevating the status of retail by fueling innovation and competition in the market place.
About World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards
World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards (WARES) is an alliance of at-retail companies committed to delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers and retailers across all channels and countries. Its members are retailers, manufacturers, distributors/wholesalers, food and non-food brokers, retail service providers and support service providers working collaboratively in the retail space.