Lead Editor: Megan Conniff

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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. 

Has same-day shipping grown ready for prime time?


  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune (San Gabriel, Calif.)

An essay last year posited that consumers care more about deals than same-day delivery, but online retailers are increasingly adding the perk in high-density urban areas such as Los Angeles. Newegg, t… Read More

Retailers, restaurants work to ease the pain of rising beef prices


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Restaurants and grocers are coping with beef prices that keep increasing amid herd shortages and rising international demand. While eateries and retailers are raising prices in some cases, they're als… Read More

How eSourcing software can tighten supply chain control



Complex, global supply chains present risks, but eSourcing software can improve oversight of suppliers and streamline the assessment of potential suppliers. For example, eSourcing allows supply chain … Read More