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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. 

Target aims at Millennials with urban small-format store


  • MediaPost Communications

Target has opened its first TargetExpress store in a neighborhood near the University of Minnesota, in a push to appeal to college students and urban residents. At about 15% the size of a traditional … Read More

Where does the Safeway, Albertsons merger stand?


  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Safeway shareholders will vote on the sale of the company to Albertsons on Friday, as federal regulators continue to conduct an antitrust review of the deal, one of the largest among grocery retailers… Read More

How pick-to-light strategy can boost warehouse operations


  • Manufacturing Business Technology

Employing a pick-to-light strategy in warehouses or distribution centers can improve accuracy to 99.9% and boost speed by 20% to 40%, writes Kevin Sosnowski, Wynright Corp.'s vice president of selecti… Read More