Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Tail Bangers booms in wholesale, retail business

8/18/2014

  • News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) (tiered subscription model), The

Delaware-based Tail Bangers, which creates dog treats from whole grains, cheese, bacon, eggs and peanuts, has expanded to 1,600 stores. The business started 10 years ago, and while it remains mostly w… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Raspberry Pi helps children learn to code

8/21/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Children can get introductory lessons in software programming with the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, according to Eben Upton, CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While he led the computer scienc… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Delhaize looks to sell Bottom Dollar Foods, report says

8/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals
  • Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Delhaize has placed 66 Bottom Dollar Foods stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio for sale, according to an industry report. The report says ALDI and SUPERVALU could be potential buyers of the di… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Family Dollar turns down Dollar General's $9B offer

8/21/2014

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

Family Dollar Stores has rejected a $9 billion cash buyout bid by rival Dollar General and continues to support the $8.5 billion cash and stock deal with Dollar Tree that was reached last month, Famil… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Neon sign to illuminate Philly cheesesteak rivalry

8/20/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Philadelphia's Pat's King of Steaks has installed a neon sign that will sit directly across the street from rival Geno's, which installed its neon sign years ago. It's the first neon sign for the 84-y… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Why QVC's Claire Watts works backward

8/18/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Claire Watts, who leads the U.S. operations of QVC, said she became a better leader after she learned to focus on desired results and work backward from there. "You have to communicate, communicate, c… Read More