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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 12 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 220 projects in 27 countries helping an estimated 252,000 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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  • Retail’s Biggest Threat – An Erosion of Trust

    In a recessionary economy around the world, retail certainly is facing numerous daunting challenges as we look to the holiday period and 2023. Higher interest rates, slowing consumer spend, rising inventories (often with the wrong items) and inflation are facing retailers in the short-term, but it is a long-term issue […]

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  • OnDemand: Can Retailers Handle the Truth?

    Consumers say they are losing trust in their local retailers to be in stock for the items they want to buy. Around the world almost 50% of shopping has now moved online. Is that slowing down or increasing? Our latest survey results share the scary details. We will release the […]

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  • Is This the End of Retail Just-in-Time Inventory?

    If there is one thing that has come out of COVID and resulting events since for retailers is that that the current retail supply chain is broken. For the last 25 years retailers moved from a resilient mixed supply chain with manufacturers domestic and abroad to one that is as […]

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