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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. 

Ariz. retail centers focus on sustainability


  • Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The

Retailers and centers in Arizona are embracing sustainability as well as lower energy costs by installing solar shades over parking lots and panels on roofs -- a move that can create a sense of commun… Read More

Whirlpool to buy majority stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit


  • Reuters

Whirlpool Corp. will spend $1.03 billion to buy 66.8% of voting stock of Italian home-appliances maker Indesit Company. "This will ideally position us for sustainable growth in the highly competitive … Read More

Shipping, logistics companies affected in "Zombie Zero" malware attack


  • PCWorld

Seven shipping and logistics companies became victims of "Zombie Zero," a supply chain attack that entered through malware implanted in physical scanners manufactured by a Chinese company. The affecte… Read More