Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Pet food companies drawn to Kansas City, Mo.

5/4/2015

  • Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Kansas City, Mo., is the center of the pet food industry, with more than 2,700 people employed in manufacturing, veterinary and retail jobs. J.M. Smucker's Big Heart Pet Brands, Hill's, Mars Petcare a… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Lenovo patches System Update flaw

5/6/2015

  • Gizmodo

Lenovo has patched a flaw in its System Update service, previously found to be an open door for hackers to mask malware as a trusted update, say researchers at IOActive, who found the flaw. The resear… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Metro, Wal-Mart to take over former Carrefour stores

5/6/2015

  • Business Standard (India)

Germany's Metro will take over former Carrefour stores in three cities in India and turn them into Metro Cash & Carry wholesale stores. Wal-Mart is reportedly taking stores in Jaipur and Agra from Car… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Trash can device can reorder items that are tossed out

5/6/2015

  • Gizmag

The GeniCan, which attaches to a trash can, can scan the barcodes of items that have been thrown out and either adds it to a shopping list or automatically reorders. Creators of the device, which is c… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Ga. city's officials approve sign rule changes

4/28/2015

  • WALB-TV (Albany, Ga.)

The city commission in Albany, Ga., approved changes to the city's sign ordinance that will allow digital messages to change every 20 seconds instead of a minute. The amendment also will allow for 100… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

How Norway's quota law has affected corporate decision-making

5/4/2015

  • Atlantic online, The

Directors of Norwegian companies say the country's gender quota law has had a positive impact on corporate governance and decision-making, writes author and associate law professor Aaron Dhir. A manda… Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton