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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 boost year-round earth-friendly efforts


  • Retail's BIG Blog

A growing number of retailers have launched eco-friendly initiatives that go beyond Earth Day celebrations to focus on sustainability year-round, including Wal-Mart which now recycles 80% of the trash… Read More

Changing lifestyle preferences reflected in clutter-free designs


  • MarketWatch
  • Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)

Customers prefer showers over baths, clean lines over clutter and devices that conserve resources, designers say. Industry professionals have taken notice and stepped up to meet new demands with spaci… Read More

U.S. ITC probes environmental goods trade


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The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated two investigations -- one to determine the effect to U.S. industries of lifting duties from environmental products and the second to collect vario… Read More