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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. 

Report: UK retail sales dipped as Sept. temperatures rose


  • Guardian (London), The
  • Reuters

UK retail sales slipped 0.3% in September from the month before, as warmer weather kept consumers from shopping for heavier fall and winter fashions, according to the Office for National Statistics. S… Read More

Meijer launches in-store, online everyday meals program


  • Grand Rapids Business Journal (Mich.)

Meijer has launched a new program that promotes product combinations from different brands to help customers find ready-to-go meals for families of four at a cost of between $12 and $15 per meal. The … Read More

2 senators ask FTC to focus on Sysco-US Foods deal


  • Reuters

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, are urging the Federal Trade Commission to "carefully review and closely scrutinize" the planned merger of Sysco and US Foods. Read More