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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

China Telecom inks deal for Xbox One consoles


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

China Telecom has struck a deal with Microsoft to exclusively sell the Xbox One game console in China, beginning in September. The Chinese government this year lifted a 2000 ban on foreign game-consol… Read More

Achieving supply chain transparency requires incentives for all partners


  • Modern Distribution Management

Companies seeking to improve their supply chain transparency must offer incentives to all parties, said Lalit Wadhwa, vice president of global supply chain operation for electronics distributor Avnet.… Read More