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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. 

Thousands lined up for Nordstrom's Canada debut


  • Seattle Times, The

Nordstrom opened its first Canadian store in Calgary on Friday, with about 2,000 shoppers lining up to see the luxury department store. It's the first international expansion for the Seattle-based ret… Read More

How Wal-Mart's small stores affect the local competition


  • (Alabama)

Wal-Mart is expanding its small-format Neighborhood Market concept across markets in Alabama, increasing competition for local grocers and retailers. "We had some loss of business, but not as bad of a… Read More

3 ways MSC Industrial Supply helps companies save money


  • IndustryWeek

Supply chains lose out on nearly $100 billion annually because of waste in maintenance, repair and operations inventory, according to MSC Industrial Supply. The distributor suggests that companies loo… Read More