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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. 

S. Korea's Lotte wins approval to open Seoul malls


  • Bloomberg

South Korean officials gave retailer Lotte Group the approval they need to open three shopping mall buildings in the Gangnam District. Sinkholes nearby had posed safety concerns, delaying the openings… Read More

Feds take steps to strengthen security of connected medical devices


  • USA Today

Manufacturers of electronic medical devices have new guidelines designed to protect patients from hackers. The Food and Drug Administration's cybersecurity rules call for minimum standards for connect… Read More

Wolseley reports fiscal-year profit increase


  • Industrial Distribution online
  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Wolseley posted a profit of about $1.23 billion for the fiscal year ended July 31, an 8.6% increase over the prior year. More than half of sales came from U.S. operations. Read More