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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. 

Savvy back-to-school shoppers will seek out bargains


  • MarketWatch

Retailers are getting a jump on back-to-school deals, aiming to grab a bigger piece of the $72 billion market in a year when 45% of families plan to shop sales and one-third plan to use coupons, accor… Read More

Grocers should move away from promoting candy, soda at checkout


  • Supermarket News (free registration)

American supermarkets should eliminate displays of candy and soda in checkout lanes, because promotion of such items at a time when many shoppers are struggling with obesity and diabetes is "irrespons… Read More

AmerisourceBergen increases fiscal Q3 revenue despite profit loss


  • MarketWatch

AmerisourceBergen posted a 39% increase in overall and pharmaceutical distribution revenue for the fiscal third quarter, which ended June 30. The company lost $12.8 million on $30.35 billion of total … Read More