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Natural Insight, a leading provider of labor management software to the retail industry, announced today the establishment of a new scholarship program. The program will recognize young students dedicated to leveraging technology to enhance store operations and consumer experiences in modern retail.

Developed in conjunction with the Kohl's Center for Retail at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Natural Insight scholarship will provide funding to four finalists to attend the annual Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC), hosted by the World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards, in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 25-28, 2015. The winner will be announced and formally recognized at the RMMC annual luncheon.

In announcing the scholarship, Stefan Midford, President and CEO of Natural Insight said, “We created this scholarship to identify the best young minds committed to improving the future of retail operations through the use of technology, and we’re pleased to enable deserving finalists to attend the RMMC where they can learn and interact with relevant industry professionals.”

Tom Caddell, Executive Director at World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards stated, “We are excited to have members like Natural Insight who are investing in the future of retail merchandising and marketing. This is a great opportunity for these students to learn from retail professionals and further their education.”

Jerry O’Brien, Director of the Kohl's Center for Retail Excellence at University of Wisconsin-Madison, stated, “This scholarship will give students the chance to gain real life experience and make connections with industry professionals. Having this experience will help launch their careers once they graduate.”

About Natural Insight

Supporting 50,000 skilled professionals in more than 75,000 locations world-wide, Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software to merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England. Visit www.naturalinsight.com or read the blog post for more information.

About University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Retailing Excellence

Our mission is to nurture a synergistic relationship between the retail industry, its partners, and the world-class faculty, staff, and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This relationship is to be built on the highest ethical standards and dedicated to improving the lives of consumers, productivity of the industry, and elevating the status of retail by fueling innovation and competition in the market place.

About World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards

World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards (WARES) is an alliance of at-retail companies committed to delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers and retailers across all channels and countries. Its members are retailers, manufacturers, distributors/wholesalers, food and non-food brokers, retail service providers and support service providers working collaboratively in the retail space.