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Greg Buzek

Greg Buzek

Principal / @gregbuzek

Greg Buzek is the Founder and President of IHL Group and one of the Founders of the Retail Orphan Initiative (www.retailROI.org), a charitable foundation that seeks to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. In 10 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 200 projects in 24 countries helping an estimated 226,000 children through clean water, education, computers, language training and care.

Noted by RIS News as one of the Top 10 Influentials in Retail and the National Retail Federation as one of "The List of People Shaping Retail's Future", he has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State University, and 25 years of experience in retail market analysis, business planning, product development, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies.

Greg is frequently quoted in BusinessWeek, RIS News, StorefrontBacktalk, CIO Information Network, Information Week, Supermarket News, Vertical Systems Reseller, Kiosk Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post and has been used as a retail technology analyst on NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and CNBC. In addition Greg has been a guest lecturer for the Wharton School of Business and Belmont University.

In 2011 The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Greg with the first ever Paul Singer Award that recognizes business and governmental leaders for going above and beyond their defined roles to advocate for better adoption and foster care policies worldwide. Before founding IHL, Greg worked with NCR Corporation and Sensormatic Electronics as a marketing and development executive on hardware, software, and electronic security products for the Retail Industry.


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Recent Articles See All by Greg Buzek

  • OnDemand: Leveraging Pandemic Lessons Learned to Ensure Holiday Success

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s more important than ever for retailers to adopt agile store execution and labor operations processes that can help quickly adapt to rapidly changing circumstances while achieving margin, sales, and service goals.  In this session, Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group, and Jennifer Myers, Solutions […]

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  • Making “Seamless” a Reality for Your C-store – Replay/Slides

    C-stores are facing many challenges. This session included an economic update on C-Stores from IHL’s Greg Buzek, then Meyer Oil CEO Alan Meyer and NCR VP of Convenience and Fuel Steven O’Toole shared how to make in-store shopping seamless for consumers at your convenience store. Click here to download the […]

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  • Replay: Retail on the Edge

    The proliferation of computing devices at the store, the increased use of computer vision, RFID, video analytics, self-service, mobile devices, and all other things IoT have pushed the limits of current retail infrastructure. Add to this a 750% growth in the use of microservices and retailers and hospitality establishments are racing to implement an edge-computing […]

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  • Replay: Recapture 10.3% of Same Store Sales

    Increasing same-store sales are a critical KPI in the retail industry. Yet whether they realize it or not, retailers are losing up to 10.3% of same-store sales due to one simple, yet completely avoidable issue: inventory inaccuracies. From pricing discrepancies to unexpected out of stocks to planogram non-compliance, few issues […]

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