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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. 

Luxury retail surge boosts Canada mall construction


  • Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

A thirst for luxury is prompting the construction of several large shopping centres across Canada, according to a report by CBRE Group. International outlets hoping to take advantage of consumer deman… Read More

Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar Stores for $9B


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

A merger between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar has been supported by both retailers' boards in a deal valued at up to $9 billion. Both discount stores, but Family Dollar in particular, have struggled … Read More

How to mitigate new supply chain risks



Supply chain managers can play a vital role in mitigating five new supply chain risks, including financial fraud, cybersecurity threats and talent shortages. Visibility of the entire supply chain, alo… Read More