ACRA Membership Renewal Notice

Dear ACRA member:
ACRA annual membership dues are due for 2015!

We will continue to keep ACRA’s dues at $75 for both domestic and international members. As part of this year’s benefits: (1) the ACRA archive will be made available online to all members through cloud technology; (2) we will continue to provide members with electronic access to The International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management and The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research; and (3) the ACRA membership directory will now include areas of research and teaching interest of all members. This will facilitate dialogue among our members.

NOTE: In order to access these journals and the cloud data base of the ACRA archives, in addition to the 2015 ACRA directory, we must receive your membership renewal as of January 1, 2015. After January 1st Dues are $100 for the year.

March 4-7, 2015, Miami, FL


The conference will be held Wednesday, March 4 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Alhambra, in Coral Gables. The Hyatt is located in Coral Gables’ shopping and restaurant district (http://coralgables.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html)

To reserve rooms for the AMA/ACRA Conference, visit this webpage:

Conference Co-Chairs

AMA/ACRA 2015 Keynote Speaker
Mindy Grossman, CEO Home Shopping Network

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Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. She oversees a $3.4 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that includes HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands.

During her tenure she has positioned HSNi as a leader in boundaryless retail, offering customers a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels – television, catalogue, online and mobile. Nearly half of the company’s revenue is now generated through digital commerce.

Read Mindy’s Bio

Registration Payment:


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(Note:Registration forms must still be sent to the ACRA Secratary, Robert Jones)

Early Registration: rate through January 15, 2015

  • $400.00 per person (ACRA or AMA Members)
  • Non-members AMA/ACRA member $475.00

Standard Registration: beginning January 16, 2015

  • $450.00 per person (ACRA or AMA Members)
  • Non-members AMA/ACRA member $525.00

Registration payments by check may be sent separately along with registration from to ACRA Secretary, Robert Jones (address information on the registration form)

Mission Statement and Organizational Goals

The purpose of the American Collegiate Retailing Association  (ACRA)  is to foster quality retail education at four-year college and graduate schools. It has important commitments to teaching of retailing, retail research, and administration of academic retail programs.

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ACRA is a professional organization which is composed of membership from four-year institutions that have retail programs or retail courses. The membership is made up of faculty from these disciplines: business schools, liberal arts, economics, human ecology, textiles, design and apparel. Membership from diverse groups is encouraged.