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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. 

Report: Greece's small food shops fared worst in downturn


  • Kathimerini (Greece)

More than 3,500 Greek food stores including neighborhood butchers, small grocers and minimarkets closed their doors between 2010 and 2013, according to IRI, as the country coped with a severe economic… Read More

Expect an even longer holiday shopping season this year


  • Detroit Free Press

Retailers are hoping to persuade customers to start shopping earlier and in-store this holiday season, including with extended store hours and more sales. "The idea here is to be on top of it, to caus… 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