Category Archives: research

Researchers: Not All ‘Front-of-Package’ Nutrition Information Produces the Same Effect

Howlett_BurtonMarketing researchers at the University of Arkansas and their colleague at the University of Mississippi compared nutrition information labels on the front of packaged food products to understand which labels help consumers choose more healthful items. Their conclusion: It depends. Continue reading Researchers: Not All ‘Front-of-Package’ Nutrition Information Produces the Same Effect

The Picture of Health: Do We Trust Images Over Facts When It Comes to Nutrition Labeling?

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Scot Burton
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Elizabeth Howlett

Nutrition information on the front of packaged foods, rather than only the back, has become a powerful tool in guiding consumers to healthy selections at the supermarket. However, according to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the way the information is depicted (descriptively versus numerically) makes an enormous difference. Continue reading The Picture of Health: Do We Trust Images Over Facts When It Comes to Nutrition Labeling?

Summer Student Internships: Starships, Robots and Research

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is seeking student summer interns to assist with a robotics research project that will require travel in Fayetteville and on the East Coast from May through August.

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Walton College is seeking student interns to test Starship, a ground delivery robot.

Known as Starship, the robot is a self-driving drone, which delivers packages and/or groceries. Created by Starship Technologies, the robotic ground delivery service will require two to three operators and handlers to oversee the delivery process and monitor the success of the project.

A representative from Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based technology company, will be on campus in the coming weeks to discuss the testing project and to conduct internship interviews.

All students interested in learning more about the Walton College internship should email Sue Sedberry, managing director of the Innovations Lab, Center for Retailing Excellence, at ssedberry@walton.uark.edu no later than Friday, March 18.

All University of Arkansas students are invited to apply.

McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

A former retail space in the Harmon Parking Facility on the University of Arkansas campus will be transformed into a retail innovation and technology lab through the generosity of Walmart Chief Executive Officer and Sam M. Walton College of Business alumnus Doug McMillon. Continue reading McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

Supply Chain Ranked No. 5 Globally for Articles in Empirically Focused Journals

The Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is ranked fifth globally on the SCM Journal List for articles published in empirically focused supply chain management journals. Continue reading Supply Chain Ranked No. 5 Globally for Articles in Empirically Focused Journals

CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets

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Alan Ellstrand

CEO retirements – the most common reason for executive succession and yet a relatively overlooked area of research – are assumed to be an inconsequential part of normal business and therefore not disruptive to an organization.

A new study by management researchers at the University of Arkansas shows this conventional assumption to be inaccurate. Continue reading CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets