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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. 

Iowa merchant to join NRF for D.C. summit


  • Daily Reporter (Spencer, Iowa), The

Julie Wurr fell in love with retail after starting a high school job, and eventually she went on to start her own shop, Heart 'n Home in Laurens, Iowa. She was nominated as an "America's Retail Champi… Read More

Regional Harris Poll ranks Wegmans, Publix in top spots


  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model)
  • American City Business Journals

Wegmans Food Markets was named the best grocer in the Northeast region, while Publix was Brand of the Year in the South, according to a Harris Poll EquiTrend study released Monday. This was the first … Read More

How sustainable sourcing helps "future-proof" supply chains


  • B2C Marketing Insider

Sustainable sourcing and procurement are key factors in "future-proofing" or protecting supply chains against future problems. Sustainable sourcing helps reduce procurement delays, improve supplier re… Read More