FIT Wins International Prize…Again

For the second consecutive year, a team of four students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology won the Retail Futures Challenge, an international competition that takes place at the annual World Retail Congress, which was held in Paris September 29 to October 1. Victoria Kulesza, Fashion Merchandising Management ’16; Paula Cushman, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’14; Alison Rebozo, Fashion Merchandising Management ’15; and Cassandra Napoli, International Trade and Marketing ’15, outperformed teams from Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, and the Marche region of Italy, with their concept for the Samsung Life Store, “The Smart Apartment”—a retail concept that syncs with the connected home and lifestyle of the millennial consumer.