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Retail Industry: Directories

A guide to the best resources available at Penn for researching the retail industry and its key competitors.

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International Council of Shopping Centers. Come to the Lippincott Library Reference Desk and ask to be logged into this resource.
Click on Research to find the Global Shopping Center Directory, where you can perform searches for shopping centers by location, format (i.e. malls or open-air centers), ownership, size, and year of opening.

STORES. From the National Retail Federation. Includes rankings like Hot 100 RetailersTop 100 RetailersTop 250 Global, and more.

Manufacturing and Distribution USA. Held at call number HD9724 .M683 at the Lippincott Library Reference Desk.

Franchise Opportunities Guide. From the International Franchise Association. Held at call number HF5429.3 .A46 at the Lippincott Library Reference Desk.

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