At GoSpotCheck, we keep up with the latest retail trends and news.

Some of the best industry information is distributed through social media, especially Twitter. These are some of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow.

Google Retail: “Here to provide the latest industry news and data.”

What we like: Along with retail industry news, the Google Retail Team tweets about content related to marketing, and successful business promotions. Furthermore, the account releases information about what items are most commonly typed on the Google search engine.

Planet Retail: “The world’s leading provider of global retail intelligence.”

What we like: The account stays on top of trends within the retail industry. Plus, Planet Retail makes “Follow Friday” recommendations for other similar accounts that provide consistent, important updates.

The Retail Prophet: “Speaker, author of The Retail Revival and advisor on the future of retail and consumerism.”

What we like: Doug’s twitter feed is broad—he answers questions about news, large companies and industry changes. He also makes a point to interact heavily with other accounts, providing a large base of potential followers.

The National Retail Federation: “The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing all retail formats and channels of distribution.”

What we like: The NRF uses this account to distribute the latest news within the retail industry—helpful for immediate insights into ever-changing company policies and federal regulations.

Retail Dive: “Daily retail news.”

What we like: Retail Dive shares news almost every hour. The posts are short and sweet and give a quick glimpse into the day’s highlights.

Retail Wire: "The retail industry's premier online discussion forum."

What we like: The Retail Wire account keeps up with news from top brands and leading executives.

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