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Setting Rural Retailers Up for Success

Rural retailers discuss industry best practices and ideas.

To help small business owners thrive, faculty from the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program collaborated with University Extension and community partners to design a series of workshops in Willmar and Kandiyohi County that specifically address the challenges small retailers face.

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Faculty Rethink the Rural Retail Experience

A store in Willmar, MN.

Over the past decade, the retail landscape has changed dramatically. Small town rural retailers are one of the most vulnerable groups in this new environment, which is why faculty from the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program are collaborating with University Extension to provide a series of workshops on retail business design for the small retailers in Willmar and Kandiyohi County.

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