Retail in the News

Overviews and Analysis


Industry research reports for select US states, UK, Australia, Canada, and China.

Mintel Reports

U.S. consumer market studies and primary and secondary data analysis for topics including food, beverage, apparel, beauty, retail, and travel.


Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.

Excellent global coverage of consumer industries, including retail.  

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

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.


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Capital IQ

Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people.  Includes S&P RatingsDirect. 

LSEG Workspace

Features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and sell-side equity research. 

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International Directory of Company Histories

Comprehensive histories of 8,500 of the world's largest and most influential companies.


A searchable database of thousands of instantly-available, investor-led interviews with industry experts.

Great source for insider accounts of company strategy & activities.


eMarketer/Insider Intelligence

Market data, statistics, and analysis on the Internet, e-business, and emerging technologies.


Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.

Reports contain comprehensive statistics covering market share, channel distribution & category sales distribution, etc. across a wide variety of geographic markets.


A searchable database of statistics, studies, dossiers, infographics and more.

United States Census Bureau: Retail Trade

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.

News and Journals

Business of Fashion (BoF)

London-based platform that provides multimedia news, analysis, career postings, and advice on the global fashion and beauty industries.

Retail Dive

News site covering topics such as brick-and-mortar, retail technology, e-commerce, marketing, payment technology, store operations, omnichannel, and more.

Women's Wear Daily

Leading retail industry trade publication.  Coverage spans runway, retail, beauty, digital, consumer trends, manufacturing, and textiles.

Chain Store Age

A leading trade journal of the retail industry.  Produces annual State of the Industry Report and Chain Store Age Top 100. Current content and past two years is available freely online; for back issues, check Harvard availability.

Journal of Retailing

Theoretical and empirical research on retailing. Focus is on operations management and technology. Coverage from 1964-present is available online.  For issues prior to 1964, use the print holdings.

MMR: The Newspaper for Drug, Discount, and Supermarket Chains

News, opinion, features, financial highlights, profiles, and statistics on the industry. Available online from 2009-present.  For back issues, use the print holdings.

Careers, Associations and Events

Jobs section 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.

American Apparel and Footwear Association

Publications and statistics on the industry, manufacturing, trends, regulations, and ShoeStats reports. 

Convenience Distribution Association (CDA)

Lists the organization contacts, activities, and publications such as state of the industry reports (free for members).

National Retail Federation

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.

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

Gives position papers and research in the areas of asset protection, finance, human resources, supply chain, sustainability and government affairs.