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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. 

Primark to lease space in U.S. Sears stores


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Sears Holdings will raise up to $625 million of holiday cash in an offering of debt rights and warrants, almost half of which will come from the hedge fund controlled by Sears CEO Edward Lampert. The … Read More

Central Garden & Pet says buyout offer did not meet expected growth


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Central Garden & Pet has rejected an offer by the Harbinger Group to buy the whole company or its pet sector. In a unanimous vote, the company said the $750 million Harbinger offered for its pet suppl… Read More

Strategic collaboration requires give-and-take between supply chain partners


  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive online

Collaboration among supply chain partners can take many forms but rarely achieves the level of "strategic" collaboration, in which partners mutually benefit, writes Pascal Fernandez, a supply chain ve… Read More