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Holiday Shopping 2013: Professors Available for Media Analysis
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 — Professors from the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and the university’s department of psychology are available for comment on trends, challenges and tactics expected be used by consumers and retailers this season.
1. Kirthi Kalyanam (pr. Kal-YAHN-um), director, Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University --- (408) 554-2705 or email@example.com.
Faculty page: http://www.scu.edu/business/marketing/faculty/kalyanam.cfm
Among the topics Prof. Kalyanam can discuss:
*The impact of the shorter shopping season this year, with a late Thanksgiving that overlaps with Hannukah;
2. Dale Achabal (pr. ATCH -a -ball), executive director, Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University --- (408) 554-4679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty page: http://www.scu.edu/business/marketing/faculty/achabal.cfm
Among the topics Prof. Achabal can discuss:
*The growth of mobile shopping, or using smartphones for everything from price checking, social media, or scanning codes for more information (something that Best Buy and others plan to offer). Some retailers will begin accepting mobile payments, he predicts.
3. Tom Plante, Ph.D, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, email@example.com or 650-346-2043 (cell).
Faculty page: http://www.scu.edu/psychology/faculty/plante.cfm.
Prof. Plante can discuss the psychology behind holiday shopping and how retailers work hard to get customer to spend more than they budgeted, including tips to resist.