Wharton Stories: Retail

Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, WG’10, returned to Wharton Pre-Term for a conversation with Prof. Stephanie Creary about how to build diversity and inclusion.

How Warby Parker Builds an Inclusive Workforce: Takeaways from Wharton MBA Pre-Term

Founder of Laguna Beach Textile Company, Danny Meurer, WG’17, is aiming to secure brand longevity by taking a different business approach to other fast-growing digital retail brands.

4 Key Differentiators in a Lean Approach to Founding a Digital Brand, from a Startup Challenge Semi-Finalist

Here’s how Alana Hewitt, WG’19, uses Wharton’s curriculum and Scale School to benefit intrapreneurship at Amazon, which she calls “a company of 1,000 startups.”

How This EMBA Student Is Bringing Wharton Insights Back to Amazon

Collecto is an online luxury retailer that offers an unparalleled gifting experience through distinctive product curation, exceptional gift presentation and bespoke customer service.

Collecto: An Unparalleled Gifting Experience

Using analytics, Jerry Huang, WG’18, can increase access to fresh produce in his 99 Cents Only stores and reduce waste at the same time.

How This EMBA Student Is Using Data Analytics to Increase Access to Affordable Fruits and Vegetables

For women in the U.S. who want a better skincare routine, aavrani is a luxury skincare company inspired by India’s ancient beauty rituals.

aavrani: Luxury Skincare Inspired by Indian Beauty Rituals

CEO of the wildly popular indoor cycling studio SoulCycle came to campus to talk specialty retail with Wharton undergrads and MBAs.

SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan Shares 5 Tips for Success in Specialty Retail with Wharton Marketing Class

Jane Fisher, WG’17, and Jenna Kerner, WG’17, founders of Harper Wilde, talk about “taking the BS out of bra shopping” with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

‘Taking the BS out of Bra Shopping’ — and Meeting with (Male) Investors

“I know I can impact the bottom line of our business. It’s a big shift in the way I present my ideas.”

L.A. Retail Executive Accelerates Her Career After EMBA

“The demand was there. There were a few businesses in the health and wellness category that had blossomed and had done very well, which made it seem like the land of cheesesteaks wanted more than just the traditional Philly-known foods.”

How Two Finance Guys Developed a Fast-Casual Concept into a University City Hotspot