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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. 

Retailers use food to keep shoppers coming back


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Retailers from Barnes & Noble to Pep Boys to Nordstrom have added food and beverage options that encourage customers to stay and shop, writes branding expert David Weinberger. In addition to extending… Read More

Sony scales back smartphone business, pledges profitability


  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Sony will stop designing smartphones for sale in China and reduce the number of Xperia models in a bid to make its smartphone business profitable again. "Our urgent task is to make the business profit… Read More

DHL Supply Chain to spend $141M more on China logistics network



DHL Supply Chain will make an additional investment of about $141 million in its logistics infrastructure in China. The announcement follows a commitment last year to invest approximately $130 million… Read More

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