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Greg Buzek

Greg Buzek

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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 15 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 290 projects in 28 countries helping an estimated 311,000 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 30 years of experience in retail market analysis, business planning, product development, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies. He is also a member of the Top 100 Retail Influencers from ReTHINK Retail.

Greg is frequently quoted in BusinessWeek, RIS News, 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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  • OnDemand – Charting the AI-Driven Transformation of Grocery

    Charting the AI-Driven Transformation of Grocery The transformation of the grocery industry is no longer a future concept; it is happening now. With  the convergence of technology, data, and the evolving needs of consumers, the industry is at the brink of a revolution, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning […]

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  • OnDemand – The Good, The Bad, the Ugly – Inventory Distortion

    Out-of-Stocks and Overstocks IHL has been tracking retail inventory distortion and the true cost of out-of-stocks and overstocks for 17 years. Inventory distortion worldwide is a critical issue that continues to plague retailers worldwide, causing significant financial losses and operational challenges. When IHL measures inventory distortion, we look at out-of-stocks […]

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