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Resources and Research Tips for the Retail Industry

How to Use This LibGuide

This guide was created to assist with research on the retail industry.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to search for books, industry and company reports, financials, or the latest retail news. If you have any questions on conducting research on retailing, please Contact Business Librarian

Retail Terminology

Retailing has its own language.   Look for common retail terms and their definitions at the websites below.  For additional help, try The Fairchild Dictionary of Retailing, which can be found at Irwin Library.

Mall of America

Mall of America: Rotunda by jpellgen. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, there were over 116,000 shopping centers in the United States as of 2018.

Careers in Retailing

Considering a career in retailing?  The link below from the National Retail Federation takes you to resources on retail careers. 


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