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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. 

Dollar General ups the ante in Family Dollar quest


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Dollar General has raised its bid to buy rival Family Dollar to $9.1 billion, offered to close up to 1,500 stores to win regulatory approval and promised to pay $500 million if antitrust regulators ki… Read More

Nintendo 3DS models get a refresh


  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Nintendo has introduced the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS LL models, which have additional buttons and use a more powerful processor than their predecessor. The bottom touch screen now has nea… Read More

How to boost security of supply chain operations



An important factor in boosting supply chain security is for a company to have a strong relationship with its partners and suppliers, writes Philip Odette, CEO of Global Supply Chain Solutions. Make s… Read More