Analyst Corner

Vaccine Mandate, Labor Shortage and Holiday Sales

If you do your research, you will see that most predictions on US holiday sales range between 7-9% increase which would be the highest increase in many, many years. In our opinion this is extremely bullish and based on estimated consumer demand for the holidays with very little consideration for […]

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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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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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