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Lee Holman

Lee Holman


In addition to an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Lee has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of high technology. Beginning with his work on nuclear subs for the US Navy as an undergraduate, on through assignments with various defense contractors, Lee was been involved in the design, development, procurement and deployment of many projects used in various public and not-so-public settings.

Since joining IHL in 1997, Lee has authored and co-authored many retail industry reports. Included among these are IHL's market studies on Retail POS Terminals, Self-Checkout Systems, Self-Service Kiosks, Out-of-Stocks, Mobility and the annual RIS News/IHL Store Systems Study. Lee has also authored many informal papers on topics such as Supply Chain, RFID, Data Warehousing, Warehouse Management, and CRM technologies.

Lee has been a featured speaker in both live and webinar settings, is an active supporter of RetailROI, and has been extensively quoted in the national and regional news media.

Recent Articles See All by Lee Holman

  • Stores Don’t Matter? Not So Fast

    All the mainstream press wants to say that stores are closing and stores don’t matter.  But according to a recent study by IHL and RIS News of over 300 retail brands, stores will be involved in 86% of all order fulfillment in 2020 through traditional bricks and mortar retailers.  Add […]

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  • Surprising Technology Leading Transformation of Stores

    Smart retailers are re-investing in technology for their stores at a massive rate according to the latest research from IHL Group called “Rise of the Digital Store – How Digital Orders Are Transforming Store Operations” released today.  Leading the way is the adoption of Microservices Architecture design which is expected to grow in […]

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  • Webinar Replay: True Story on Store Openings/Closings

    Retail is growing but changing fast.  There are changes required at retailers, malls and properties. This was a webinar shared on 8/14/2019 about store openings and closings. Get the complete list of closings and openings for 1,660 retail companies Download the Webinar Slides Download the Free Report from which the […]

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  • Webinar Replay: Retail’s Radical Transformation/Real Opportunities

    Retail is growing but it is changing fast.  Changes in demographics, the growth of online, and other pressures are challenging malls more than ever.  This webinar goes over store counts for 2018, how retail is changing and what retailers must do to compete. Click picture below for webinar recording. To […]

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