Lead Editor: Megan Conniff

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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. 

Alibaba grows mobile business


  • Women's Wear Daily (subscription required)

Chinese online retailer Alibaba has jumped into the mobile games race with the investment of $120 million in Kabam, a San Francisco-based company. The move reflects Alibaba's increased interest in the… Read More

Fewer releases dent Redbox results in Q2


  • Home Media Magazine

Redbox posted revenue of $445.5 million in the second quarter, down from $478.5 million a year earlier, and operating income fell to $83.5 million as the rental-kiosk operator had fewer new releases t… Read More

Industrial space, rents fueled by e-commerce


  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The

E-commerce is the reason U.S. industrial space in use is increasing more quickly than that of retail space, The Economist writes, and foreign markets should expect similar patterns. Read More