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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. 

U.K. retail REIT Hammerson nets $652M from share sale


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

U.K. retail REIT Hammerson Plc has raised $652 million in a 71.3-million-share offering to institutional investors. It plans to invest the proceeds in acquisitions and developments. Among its plans, i… Read More

Microsoft beats Sony, Nintendo into China with Xbox One launch


  • BBC
  • Bloomberg

Microsoft has started selling its Xbox One console in China, entering the potentially lucrative market ahead of rivals Sony and Nintendo. 10 game titles are available for the Microsoft machine in Chin… Read More

Strengthen supply chains ahead of holiday shopping



Companies can strengthen their supply chains ahead of the holiday season by making slotting plans at distribution centers and keeping fast-moving products close to operating areas. They also should fo… Read More