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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. Africa's rising middle class shifts shopping patterns


  • Reuters

South African consumers are shifting their regular grocery shopping from informal neighborhood shops called spazas, which grew in segregated townships during the apartheid years, to big new supermarke… Read More

The evolving nature of snacks


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Snacks have shifted from an after-school treat to a meal alternative as meal times become more fragmented. The Hartman Group's report "Modern Eating: Cultural Roots, Daily Behaviors" divides snacking … Read More

How to compete with AmazonSupply, Google


  • Supply House Times Online

Wholesalers and distributors must broaden their inventory, enhance online content and improve fulfillment and shipping processes to effectively compete with AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppli… Read More