About Us

The Center for Retail Merchandising and Product Development, known as The Retail Center, was created in 2006. The Center is part of Florida State University's Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development (RMPD) within the College of Human Sciences (CHS).

The Retail Center provides a channel for communication and exchange between the retail and retail-related industries and FSU's RMPD majors and affiliated faculty. The Center creates partnerships among retail and retail-related businesses and FSU students and faculty to promote education, research and service; offering an educated, qualified workforce; sponsored research opportunities in areas of interest; and expertise to help it meet its targeted needs.