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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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How the Success of Columbia Restaurant Enabled a New Line of Unique Dining Experiences Rooted in Heritage and History
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How Columbia Restaurant Enabled a New Line of Unique Dining Experiences

On December 17, 1903, the same day Wilbur and Orville Wright took flight for the first time, Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. opened a saloon on Seventh Avenue and...

The Joy of Discovery: Tophatter Offers a More Engaging Shopping Experience Through Flash Auctions on Quality Products
2.15.18 Online Marketplace

Tophatter: An Engaging Shopping Experience via Flash Auctions

As discount and auction sites compete for who has the lowest price and the best customer experience, one company has created a format that combines the best aspects of...

2.14.18 Business Solutions

Microsoft Intelligent Retail Empowers Employees & Generates Insights

Columbia Sportswear, a leading lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment retailer, was looking to deliver a more personalized and seamless experience. The...

How Amber Road's Cloud-Based Global Trade Management Platform Helps Retailers Drive Value Through Automation
2.13.18 Business Solutions

Amber Road Helps Retailers Drive Value Through GTM Automation

GS1 US Creates and Maintains Industry Standards in RFID Tagging to Improve Efficiency, Profitability, and Customer Satisfaction
2.9.18 Business Solutions

GS1 US Improves Service, Efficiency, and Profitability with RFID Gives Businesses Reliable, Transparent Information About Credit Card Payment Processing Services
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Columbia University’s Center for Decision Sciences Gives Retailers Valuable Insights into What Drives Consumer Spending Habits
2.8.18 Consumer Awareness

Columbia CDS Helps Retailers Understand Consumer Decisions

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How Cvent’s Management Software Helps Brands & Hotels Coordinate Seamless, Successful Events
2.7.18 Conferences & Events

Cvent’s Software Helps Brands & Hotels Host Successful Events

In the age of automation, live events give businesses the opportunity to make the personal brand connection that consumers desire. Executives and marketing teams...