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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. 

Western luxury brands go on sale in China


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

High-end retailers have been cutting prices on designer shoes, Gucci bags and other luxury goods at their mainland China stores. Upscale brands have seen sales slow amid a government crackdown on gift… Read More

The art of food marketing in the digital age


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Mobile technology and social media have fueled changes in the way people interact with food, from posting photos of favorite meals to scouring Pinterest for recipes, The Hartman Group's CEO Laurie Dem… Read More

Intermodal terminals are attracting distribution centers


  • Journal of Commerce, The

Distribution centers are increasingly being built near intermodal hubs, with demand coming from companies looking to shorten the time from DC to rail, as well as those adapting to shorter consumer del… Read More