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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. 

Primark to lease space in U.S. Sears stores


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Sears Holdings will raise up to $625 million of holiday cash in an offering of debt rights and warrants, almost half of which will come from the hedge fund controlled by Sears CEO Edward Lampert. The … Read More

Central Garden & Pet says buyout offer did not meet expected growth


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Central Garden & Pet has rejected an offer by the Harbinger Group to buy the whole company or its pet sector. In a unanimous vote, the company said the $750 million Harbinger offered for its pet suppl… Read More

China, Russia consider high-speed rail line that could carry freight



China and Russia are considering a high-speed rail line from Moscow to Beijing that could carry rail freight. Once built, the rail line would shorten the trip from six days to two. The countries signe… Read More