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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. 

Taubman's new $315M Fla. retail center follows old-school design


  • American City Business Journals

Taubman Centers' $315 million The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla., will open its doors in October. The enclosed complex goes against the retailing trend of building open-air shopping … Read More

The art of food marketing in the digital age


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Mobile technology and social media have fueled changes in the way people interact with food, from posting photos of favorite meals to scouring Pinterest for recipes, The Hartman Group's CEO Laurie Dem… Read More

U.S. truck rates to increase in second half


  • Journal of Commerce, The

Truck pricing is starting at a higher base rate during the second half of this year and is expected to rise even higher by year's end. Meanwhile, truckload capacity continues to tighten as demand rema… Read More