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

Study: Streaming music subscriptions to double this year from 2012

8/20/2014

  • Advanced Television

Futuresource Consulting forecasts the market for subscription streaming-music services to increase 59% this year, from 2013's nearly $1.9 billion to $3 billion. The market research firm estimates payi… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

What millennials want in a food package

8/20/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Gen Y consumers want food packaging that's sustainable, less wasteful and that speaks to them about the emotional benefits of the product inside, according to a report by ad agency Barkley. The millen… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Designers freshening looks with shades of black

8/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Herman Miller, having found success with an all-black line of chairs three years ago, has this year offered many of its most popular styles in black. Other designers are doing the same -- offering lam… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Ala. restaurant revives "Goal Post" neon sign

8/13/2014

  • Anniston Star (Ala.), The

The owners of Betty's Bar-B-Q in Anniston, Ala., will bring a popular neon sign back to life and back into the family. Restaurateur Cathy Pruett Cofield bought the sign that was originally created for… 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

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