Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Startup makes cupcakes, cannoli for canines

3/23/2015

  • Richmond.com (Va.)

Eileen Bible, owner of Abbella Cakes, has a successful startup making birthday cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, cannoli and other treats for dogs. Bible runs the online business from her home in Chesterfiel… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

How patent licensing could delay 4K

3/27/2015

  • CNET

HEVC Advance announced a new plan to license patents related to video compression technology used by 4K Ultra HD video. The news could drive up prices and delay 4K video on its way to the consumer mar… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Standout packaging is key to shopper conversion, experts say

3/27/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

The right packaging can make all the difference in a product's success, and new products need packages that tell the story of the brand and fit the consumer's lifestyle, experts say. "[T]he package it… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

West Coast ports labor dispute delays put focus on force majeure clauses

3/27/2015

  • National Law Review, The

Companies in the retail, automotive and agricultural industries suffered -- and continue to suffer -- fallout from the West Coast ports labor disputes in the form of lost sales, manufacturing shutdown… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Why neon signs have an enduring appeal

3/26/2015

  • Duluth News Tribune (Minn.)

Merchants in some Duluth, Minn., business districts depend on the enduring appeal of neon to advertise their shops. Newer technology has threatened to replace the glowing gas throughout the past centu… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Pinterest helps brands tap into female buying power

3/23/2015

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

About seven in 10 Pinterest users are female, and many of them are affluent, which makes the network an attractive platform for advertisers. "Women still are some of the biggest spenders," said Carol … Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton