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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. 

Facebook aims to personalize shopping via texting


  • FastCoDesign

Facebook's new Businesses on Messenger platform uses SMS messaging to create a conversation between online shoppers and the merchants they buy from. Retailers will be able to immediately send a receip… Read More

Standout packaging is key to shopper conversion, experts say


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

The right packaging can make all the difference in a product's success, and new products need packages that tell the story of the brand and fit the consumer's lifestyle, experts say. "[T]he package it… Read More

Report: Mobile strategies make 3PLs more efficient


  • Reseller News (New Zealand)

Using mobile technology in third-party logistics operations greatly improves performance and efficiency, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights. It increases supply chain visibility whi… Read More