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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. 

Lessons learned by online retail's women entrepreneurs


  • Forbes

Rent the Runway founders Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman learned soon after their launch five years ago that they needed to bring critical functions in-house, from Web design to dry cleaning, Fleis… 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

Materials handling is becoming more visible in the supply chain


  • Modern Materials Handling magazine online

The materials handling industry needs to better understand the language of the supply chain as it becomes more visible to supply chain managers, writes Bob Trebilcock. The industry is now recognized a… Read More