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UNI students practice global trade

March 19, 2012

Christine Schrage, instructor, marketing, 319-273-2126,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Students at the University of Northern Iowa will soon have a real-life opportunity to study global trade practices. To learn about what products the diverse population of the Cedar Valley region desires, students will ask shoppers to taste-test and participate in a short survey from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the College Square Hy-Vee in Cedar Falls.

Students in the Global Trade Practices class at UNI have identified the ethnic makeup of Black Hawk County and the university student body. Through this exercise, the students will determine what products are desired and not yet available, as well as how residents like to obtain products.

Anyone with an interest in exploring new food offerings and sharing ideas is welcome to come and participate. Following the event, students will further consider the desired products, level of demand, location of purchase and feasibility of another food outlet in Cedar Falls as part of the project.

For additional information, contact Christine Schrage, instructor of marketing at UNI, at 319-273-2126 or