Overviews and Analysis
Useful for understanding the growth and impact of digital technology on industries, especially multi-channel retail.
Excellent global coverage of consumer industries, including retail. To navigate to retail-related content, select "Industries," then "Services - Retailing."
Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.
Provides thorough U.S. industry overviews on Multi-line Retail; Specialty Retail; Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods; and Food & Staples Retailing.
Business Insider Intelligence
Technology-related news and reports. Individual account required.
Good coverage of e-commerce and industries/issues adjacent to retail, including payments, delivery & logistics.
To created a targeted list of retail/luxury goods companies, see: How do I create a list of companies by industry, location, and/or size?
Top 500 Guide
Ranking of the top 500 ecommerce sites based on annual sales. Published by Internet Retailer, the guide also includes analysis and additional market data.
Features Top 100 Retailers, 100 Fastest Growing Retailers, Top 250 Global Retailers.
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. HBS alumni version available via eBaker.
Market data, statistics, and analysis on the Internet, e-business, online marketing, media, and emerging technologies.
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. Individual account required.
FT.com's Luxury 360 covers news and developments in the luxury goods industry.
Annual report from Bain & Co.
Consumer market studies and primary and secondary data analysis (primarily for European and US countries) for topics including food, beverage, apparel, beauty, retail, and travel. Demographic specific reports are also available.
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. HBS alumni version available via eBaker.
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.