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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. 

Restaurants get creative with gift cards


  • Nation's Restaurant News (free registration)

Restaurant chains including Applebee's and Starbucks are gearing up for bigger holiday gift card sales with giveaways and innovative digital cards that allow for personalization with photos, messages … Read More

Improper pasteurization prompts recall of Flying Cow Creamery yogurt


  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

A single lot of Flying Cow Creamery Whole Milk Yogurt was pulled after the Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered that temperature and time recordings were not made during pasteurizatio… Read More

Commentary: Economic data can boost supply chain resilience



The economic and regulatory risks that suppliers face in their countries of origin should be part of companies' strategies to manage supply chain risk, Jonathan Hall of FM Global writes. Firms must co… Read More

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