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This selective directory lists research sources for the retail industry. Our focus is on capital investment projects in the retail industry (retail stores, distribution centers, etc.) and for local economic and commercial real estate development purposes - not for research or services related to consumer interests.
Some of the sources related to the hospitality industry may also be relevant, along with demographic data sources. Tools such as Search: Americas make it easier to research local sources about specific business locations, while the Search: Global CRE tool can find commercial real estate property listings, brokers, and market reports.
We offer independent professional referrals and research support as executives plan capital investment projects in new business locations. This includes the global business location strategy and site selection process for new facilities such as offices, industrial buildings, distribution centers, etc. for assistance.

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Retail Traffic magazine - with lists of major shopping center architects, contractors www.retailtrafficmag.com
FMI - food marketing, trade show www.fmi.org
ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers - association, trade show (May) www.icsc.org
GlobalShop - trade show www.globalshop.org
NASFM - National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers www.nasfm.com
IMRA - International Mass Retail Association www.imra.org
NRF - National Retail Federation www.nrf.com
Stores Magazine www.stores.org
Chain Store Age www.chainstoreage.com
Chain Store Guide - database lists by retail specialty http://www.csgis.com/csgis-frontend/
Discount Store News www.discountstorenews.com
Drug Store News www.drugstorenews.com
Home Center News www.homecenternews.com
Supermarket News www.supermarketnews.com
Institute of Store Planners www.ispo.org
Display and Design Ideas magazine www.ddimagazine.com
Visual Merchandising and Store Design www.visualstore.com
Center for Retailing Studies www.crstamu.org
Retail Forward - formerly part of PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting, known for their Retail Intelligence System research services and private events for retail industry leaders and their suppliers, including global retail market research (Global RIS). Their services are not free, but are generally a good value, as they know this niche. If you use their services, please tell them how you found out about them! www.retailforward.com
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