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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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  • 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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  • IHL Celebrates 25 Years!

    NASHVILLE — June 8, 2021 – Today IHL Group is so thankful to celebrates 25 years in business. The Franklin, Tennessee based retail analyst firm started as IHL Services, Inc. in June of 1996. “Today we celebrate God’s faithfulness, our amazing friends and clients in the industry that gave us […]

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  • Data Wednesday: US Consumer Spending Plans

    Driven by multiple rounds of stimulus the US retail economy is starting to hum.  But where are things going to be by March of 2022?  Our recent 2021 Global Consumer Study looked at the timing and growth of the world retail economy. We have shared the global numbers in a […]

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