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OnDemand: 7 Technologies Winning Retailers Are Prioritizing for 2022

Winning retailers think differently.  They are investing more in technologies and in specific ways very differently from average or below average performing retailers. This webinar with Greg Buzek of IHL Group and Ricardo Belmar, Microsoft’s Director of Partner Marketing for Retail & CPG at Microsoft Included an update on the latest retail sales […]

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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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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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On Demand: Retail’s Recovery – When and Where

Even prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, retailers were already moving to a future with less  friction. While there are already several small format stores that are fully frictionless, for most retail environments the future involves a combination of technologies that remove friction from the purchase process, but are not completely automated. Recently we released a […]

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