Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

PetSmart focuses on growth throughout buyer search

11/24/2014

  • Retailing Today

Adding 36 stores helped PetSmart grow sales 2.6% in the third quarter, but the pet supply chain is still up for sale. PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt says the company will "remain focused on [the] four gr… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Cellphone shopping is the new Thanksgiving tradition

11/25/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

For the first time, mobile will account for more than half of online shopping on Thanksgiving Day, an IBM report indicates. Thanks to mobile devices, "Thanksgiving has become a phenomenon," comScore's… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Improper pasteurization prompts recall of Flying Cow Creamery yogurt

11/26/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

A single lot of Flying Cow Creamery Whole Milk Yogurt was pulled after the Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered that temperature and time recordings were not made during pasteurizatio… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

How Kohl's, Select Brands worked to create a Black Friday deal

11/26/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Planning began a year ago for the $4.99 small appliances that Kohl's will boast as doorbuster deals for Thanksgiving weekend. Staffers studied Black Friday shopping carts and found them full of low-pr… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Behind ISA's nationwide approach to sign advocacy

11/20/2014

  • CQ.com (subscription required)

ISA represents about 2,000 U.S. sign manufacturers, with a 22-member staff and a three-person response team that's ready at a moment's notice to travel to cities and towns across the country to educat… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

How having a family affects women's careers

11/24/2014

  • Fast Company online
  • Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model)

Researchers studying Harvard Business School graduates found that, in general, women are not voluntarily leaving the workforce to raise children. However, the study also found that men's careers often… Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton

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