Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Canidae thrives among giants in natural food market

8/25/2014

  • Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) (free registration), The

California-based all-natural pet food producer Canidae is worth several million dollars, a rare feat for a family-run company with 65 employees. Canidae controls every ingredient and step of its suppl… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Zuli Smartplugs get venture funding

8/27/2014

  • TechCrunch

Zuli, a smart-home automation startup, has received $1.65 million in venture seed funding on top of $175,000 raised through a Kickstarter campaign. The company is taking pre-orders for the Zuli Smartp… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Social media helps small food players sell farther afield

8/27/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Not that long ago, small food companies' marketing would largely be limited to local arenas. Social media has changed that -- today, companies such as Fair Trade-certified hot chocolate and baking mix… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Wet My Whistle Musical Straws make beverages sing

8/27/2014

  • CNET

Table-side musicians can use the Fred and Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straw to play tunes, simply varying the level of liquid to adjust the pitch. When the performance is over, the toy can be washe… 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

New report highlights Kellogg's diversity efforts

8/26/2014

  • Grand Rapids Business Journal (Mich.)

Kellogg Company has released its fifth annual diversity report, a document that explains how the company has worked to create an inclusive environment. "With greater diversity throughout Kellogg, we c… Read More