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

Sony scales back smartphone business, pledges profitability

11/25/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Sony will stop designing smartphones for sale in China and reduce the number of Xperia models in a bid to make its smartphone business profitable again. "Our urgent task is to make the business profit… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Retailers use food to keep shoppers coming back

11/25/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Retailers from Barnes & Noble to Pep Boys to Nordstrom have added food and beverage options that encourage customers to stay and shop, writes branding expert David Weinberger. In addition to extending… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Toilet seat has built-in deodorizer

11/24/2014

  • GadgetReview.com

KOHLER's new Purefresh toilet seat features a built in deodorizer and fan that activates when the user sits down, eliminating odors at the source. 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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