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Tom Buxton Named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future by the NRF Foundation

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, (January 5, 2015) — Tom Buxton, president and CEO of Buxton, has been named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future by the NRF Foundation, the non-profit arm of the National Retail Federation.

Selected by a panel of industry experts, The List honorees represent power players, disruptors, givers, influencers and dreamers in the retail industry. Buxton is one of 25 individuals selected and will be honored at the inaugural NRF Foundation Gala in New York City on January 11 as part of the “influencer” category of individuals whose work is paving the way for innovative retailers. 

In 1994, Buxton left a two-decade career at Tandy/Radio Shack to bring science to the process of retail site selection. The innovative predictive analytics technology and SCOUT platform that his company created have transformed decision-making processes for more than 3,000 clients, including Sally Beauty Supply, Anthropologie and Pier 1 Imports. 

“Tom Buxton took his know-how and passion and built a company that helps retailers establish foundations in communities large and small; Buxton truly personifies a retail ‘influencer,’” said NRF Senior Vice President and NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis. “The fact-based services and technology his company provides is directly affecting how and where retailers engage their customers and will undoubtedly shape the retail landscape for years to come.”

Details about The List and the NRF Foundation Gala can be found at

About Buxton

Buxton is the leader in customer analytics. We help businesses understand who their customers are, where their customers are located, and how to grow the value of each customer. More than 3,000 clients in the retail, restaurant, healthcare, private equity, and public sectors have relied on our insights to guide their growth strategies.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @BuxtonCo.

About the NRF Foundation

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters.

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