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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:

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DesignCrowd: Where SMBs Enlist the World's Top Talent for Design Projects

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Home Depot: Embracing Retail Technologies to Spur Growth and Build a Better Customer Experience
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Home Depot Embraces Tech to Build a Better Customer Experience

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GFI Software: Advanced Communication & Security Solutions for SMBs

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Workplace Fairness: How to Provide a Work Environment that Improves Employee Satisfaction and Attracts Top Talent
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Workplace Fairness: How to Improve Employee Satisfaction

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Think about the last television commercial you watched. Now, think about how it would feel without background music. Even the term “background music” doesn’t do...

Mushrooms with a Mission: Paul Stamets Grows Fungi Perfecti® into a Successful Business and Educational Hub
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Paul Stamets Grows Fungi Perfecti® into an Educational Business

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