Overviews and Analysis
Market data, statistics, and analysis on the Internet, e-business, online marketing, media, and emerging technologies.
Useful for understanding the growth and impact of digital technology on industries, especially multi-channel retail.
To navigate to retail-related content, select "Industries," then "Services - Retailing."
Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.
Provides thorough industry overviews on Multiline Retail; Specialty Retail; Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods; and Food & Staples Retailing.
Ref. HF5465.U4 D47 in the Stamps Reading Room
Detailed information on traditional department stores, as well as specialty footwear retailers, residential buyers, and jewelry and optical chains. Listings include headquarters, subsidiaries, divisions, and distribution centers, as well as over 6,500 names, from top executives to buyers.
Ref. HF 5429.215.U6 D58 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Directory of discount and specialty stores and key executives.
Features Top 100 Retailers, 100 Fastest Growing Retailers, Top 250 Global Retailers.
To create a custom list of retail/luxury goods companies, see: How do I create a list of companies by industry, location, and/or size?
All of Passport's related retail reports contain comprehensive statistics covering market share, channel distribution & category sales distribution, etc. Strong international coverage.
Statista is a searchable database of statistics, studies, dossiers, infographics and more.
Provides the industry monthly sales and inventory data, annual survey data from the past ten-plus years, and detailed county-by-county data for every state in the U.S.
Select "Luxury Goods" from the Industries menu. Then filter by country, type of report, or subcategory.
Features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from Thomson Financial.
Find industry analyst reports on the luxury market. Go to Screenings & Analysis, then Research. Search "luxury" in the title of the report. Expand date beyond Last 90 Days, and make sure you are searching Industry rather than Company analyst reports.
The Financial Times is one of the leading international business dailies. Harvard affiliates may register for an individual account to ft.com.
FT.com's Luxury 360 covers news and developments in the luxury goods industry.
Annual report from Bain & Co.
Search using "luxury" and "affluent" for reports covering the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
News and Journals
News from national and local newspapers, magazines, trade publications and transcripts.
News, opinion, features, financial highlights, profiles, and statistics on the industry. Available online from 2009-present. For back issues, use the print holdings.
Provides access to Women's Wear Daily Current and The Women's Wear Daily Archive, covering the United States and international fashion and beauty businesses. Both current access and archive include advertising images.
Careers, Associations and Events
Career resources for HBS MBA students.
Career resources for HBS Alumni.
BoF's Careers site is searchable by function, level, and location.
In-depth industry guides including internship information, career advice and user-generated content on companies and career issues.
Associations & Events
Lists the organization contacts, activities, and publications such as state of the industry reports (free for members).
Represents state and national associations as well as large and small corporate members. Its site offers industry news, trends and statistics, directories, event listings, information on hot topics and government affairs.
Gives position papers and research in the areas of asset protection, finance, human resources, supply chain, sustainability and government affairs.