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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 hope for help, clarity in India's new budget


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Retailers in India hope the first budget from new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will include provisions to streamline the goods and services tax. Analysts say the government also needs to clarify its p… Read More

Dunelm increases revenue with new stores, cuts supply chain costs


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

U.K. housewares chain Dunelm Group enjoyed accelerated growth in the fiscal fourth quarter as it opened more stores and launched its first national TV advertising campaign. The company said in a state… Read More

African Development Bank to adopt procurement policy


  • Supply Management online (U.K.)

The African Development Bank will adopt a new procurement policy to boost public purchasing in member countries. The current policy "is being increasingly seen by partner countries as lacking sufficie… Read More