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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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  • IHL Group Partners With Content Catalyst to Launch New Platform for Data and Research Reports

    LEEDS, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHL Group, an advisory and research firm covering the global retail and hospitality sectors, has partnered with technology provider Content Catalyst, to launch an interactive platform for subscribers using flagship content delivery service, Publish Interactive. IHL, based in Tennessee (USA), produces research covering global retail and hospitality markets […]

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  • Pandemic Radically Disrupts mPOS Market

    Historically, shipments and installed base in the North American Mobile POS (mPOS) market have been driven by smaller retailers. But COVID radically changed the landscape. Lock-downs caused an estimated 400,000 retailers and restaurants with fewer than 50 locations in North America to close for good in 2020. At the same […]

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  • Data Wednesday: Psst – Sophia has a secret

      For years IHL has relied on a customized search engine that we created that is a “target rich environment” for all things retail technology. Essentially, this search engine harnesses the power of Google but prioritizes a list of over 2,500 vendor and retail news sites before checking further. So […]

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