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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. 

The evolving nature of snacks


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Snacks have shifted from an after-school treat to a meal alternative as meal times become more fragmented. The Hartman Group's report "Modern Eating: Cultural Roots, Daily Behaviors" divides snacking … Read More

How downsizing packaging benefits retailers


  • Logistics Viewpoints blog

Retailers should reduce the materials they use for packaging as consumers become increasingly "eco-conscious," Chris Cunnane writes. Downsizing packaging will please consumers while increasing retaile… Read More