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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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LinkedIn’s SlideShare Platform Helps Professionals Learn from Experts Through Visually Engaging Presentations
6.27.17 Personal Development

SlideShare Helps Professionals Learn & Grow Through Presentations

Regardless of how long you’ve been running a business, professional development is key to continued company growth. White papers, reports, and podcasts created by...

A Smart Home Away from Home: Control4 Earns Our Editor’s Retail Choice Award™ for Hospitality Automation Solutions
6.26.17 Innovative Technologies

Control4 Earns Our Award for Hospitality Automation Solutions

Success in the service industry — from hospitality to restaurants — is closely tied to customer satisfaction. At a hotel, guests can cost management time and...

Goodshop’s Gumdrop Browser Extension Automatically Applies Coupons at Checkout While Donating to Your Favorite Causes
6.23.17 Online Savings

Goodshop’s Gumdrop Extension Auto-Applies Deals & Donates to Charity

Finding the best coupons to apply toward online purchases used to take time and effort. As technology has evolved, modern browser extensions have surfaced that do the...

Hosting Leader DreamHost Introduces Remixer™ Website Builder Tool to Help Entrepreneurs Get Online Faster
6.23.17 Software

DreamHost Introduces Remixer™ Website Builder Tool for Entrepreneurs

Acer’s Durable TravelMate Laptop Series Earns Our Editor’s Retail Choice Award™ for Portable Business Computing
6.22.17 Innovative Technologies

Acer’s TravelMate Laptop Awarded Best Portable Business Computer

The New Rules of Work: The Muse Co-Founders Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos Rewrite the Job Search Playbook
6.22.17 Literature & Books

Co-Founders of The Muse Rewrite the Job Search Rules With Their New Book

IK Multimedia Leverages a Passion for Quality Sound to Develop Innovative Technologies that Make Music Production Affordable
6.20.17 Innovative Technologies

IK Multimedia Turned a Passion for Sound into a Music Technology Brand

Many entrepreneurs pursuing their passion find themselves at a eureka moment when a simple solution to a problem turns into a marketable innovation. For Enrico Iori, that...

How CouponChief Built an Engaged Community of Deal-Seekers by Offering Big Savings & Paying Users to Share Coupons
6.20.17 Savings

How CouponChief Built an Engaged Community of Deal-Seekers

Coupons have been a marketing strategy since the early 20th century, and they’re still a driving incentive that connects consumers to the companies that issue them.p...