's IndustryCrunch's IndustryCrunch
Retail News • Interviews • Profiles • Features

Join's IndustryCrunch, the only blog of its kind that highlights all of the retail industry's movers and shakers, up-and-coming startups and more.

Did You Know?
The retail industry employs more people than any other industry, with over 28 million retail jobs in the U.S. — (Source: National Retail Federation)
Total retail sales now top $22 trillion globally, with that number growing more than 4.5% annually — (Source:
Almost 20% of U.S. retail sales come during the period between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays — (Source: eMarketer)
76 of the 100 largest retailing companies in the world are based in the United States — (Source: Global Powers of Retailing Report)
About two-thirds of the total U.S. gross national product (GDP) comes from retail consumption — (Source:

Featured This Week

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center at Cal-Berkeley Studies How Innovation in Logistics Impacts the Retail Landscape
12.12.17 Innovative Technologies

Cal-Berkeley TSRC Studies How Transportation Affects Retailers

Even when Adam Cohen buys socks, he’s studying how the retail and transportation industries affect one another. He’s also looking for improvements that promote...

DYNALOG: How Brought Print into the Digital Age Through Its Innovative Product Showcase & Marketing Platform
12.12.17 Marketing

DYNALOG: A Product & Marketing Platform for Increased Engagement

American consumers have gravitated to the glossy pages of print catalogs from the first Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book to the iconic Sears Roebuck Mail Order Catalog....

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future
12.11.17 Human Resources

Rutgers SMLR: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace

Bill Castellano experienced human resources at the highest levels long before he ever taught it. Bill brought more than 25 years of HR experience in corporate Fortune 50...

Verizon Digital Media Services: CDN Architecture That Improves Load Time So Retailers Can Attract, Convert & Retain Shoppers
12.8.17 Ecommerce

Verizon Digital Media Services Helps Retailers Convert Shoppers

How Doteasy’s Web Hosting Plans & Built-in Tools Help Entrepreneurs Quickly Establish an Online Presence
12.8.17 Ecommerce

How Doteasy’s Hosting & Tools Help Entrepreneurs Get Online

SCOTTeVEST -- Filling a Void for Functional Fashion to Become a Pioneering E-Commerce Lifestyle Apparel Brand
12.7.17 Entrepreneurial Success

SCOTTeVEST: The Creation of a Pioneering E-Commerce Brand

StackPath's Speedy and Secure Content Delivery Network Helps Retailers Improve the Customer Experience and Boost Conversions
12.6.17 Ecommerce

StackPath Helps Retailers Improve CX & Boost Conversions

Customers expect the e-commerce sites they visit to work seamlessly, but data delivery hiccups, like slow load times, can lead to abandoned carts and shopper defection....

Focused on the Future: Avanade Earns Our Editor’s Retail Choice Award™ for Designing Digital Experiences to Connect Customers & Employees
12.6.17 Business Solutions

Avanade Earns Award for Digital Customer and Employee Experience

In a global study by EKN Research and Avanade, 161 executives were asked how the face of the retail store will change by the year 2020. They predicted a movement away...