The CRS Collegiate Challenge

CRS typically hosts two collegiate challenges each year.  Challenges are open to undergraduate students from any 2 or 4-year university.  Students are invited to compete in teams of 3-4 and need to have the support of a faculty advisor.  Competitions are hosted on the campus of Penn State Lehigh Valley and sponsored by a retail organization.

Past and future sponsoring organizations are Sherwin-Williams, Walmart, Clemens Food Group/Hatfield, and Brenntag.  Topics have included how to increase online sales and how to increase sales to a specific market.  Recently, CRS hosted its first virtual competition which focused on how retailers can adapt to the economic landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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View the winning team's presentation from the April 2020 virtual competition: