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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. 

Online sales tax could be revived under House bill


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A group of senators has attached a provision to a House measure that would force online retailers to collect state sales taxes on online purchases, regardless of a store's physical presence. The measu… Read More

Bonaverde raises $1.5 million for all-in-one coffee maker


  • VentureVillage (Germany)

Bonaverde, a Berlin-based startup looking to manufacture and market a coffee machine that roasts and grinds fresh beans before brewing them, has raised $1.5 million on crowdfunding sites Kickstarter, … Read More

Delivery drones may not be for everyone


  • B2C Marketing Insider

Drone delivery is gaining interest among manufacturers and logistics providers following Amazon's requests for federal approval for testing. However, there are disadvantages such as high cost and that… Read More