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SmartBrief covers a range of topics within the retail industry. Newsletter topics include digital commerce, brick-and-mortar retail, commercial real estate, global retail, as well as specialty retail, such as consumer electronics, pets and housewares. 

Beauty retailers losing share to European pharmacies


  • Reuters

A growing number of European pharmacy chains are expanding their beauty departments and winning consumers from specialty beauty retailers including Sephora, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Pharmacies … Read More

Where does the Safeway, Albertsons merger stand?


  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Safeway shareholders will vote on the sale of the company to Albertsons on Friday, as federal regulators continue to conduct an antitrust review of the deal, one of the largest among grocery retailers… Read More

NAW report: Midsized distributors mostly increasing sales


  • Hardwood Floors online

Most distributors with annual revenue of $100 million to $3 billion reported sales increases over the most recent 12-month period, according to a survey from the National Association of Wholesaler-Dis… Read More