Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Senators: Allow pharmacies to fill pet prescriptions

7/21/2014

  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model)

U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are working on legislation that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions for drugs and then allow pet owners to fill those prescriptions … Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

China Telecom inks deal for Xbox One consoles

7/25/2014

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

China Telecom has struck a deal with Microsoft to exclusively sell the Xbox One game console in China, beginning in September. The Chinese government this year lifted a 2000 ban on foreign game-consol… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Carob powder from Earth Circle Organics pulled due to possible salmonella

7/25/2014

  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

A possible salmonella contamination prompted a supplier to inform Earth Circle Organics of a recall of multiple lots of its Organic Carob Powder. No reports linking consumption of the product with ill… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

The Orange Chef Co. gains VC support

7/25/2014

  • American City Business Journals

New venture capitalist firm Melo7 Tech Partners is investing in San Francisco-based smart kitchen startup The Orange Chef Co., which has developed the Prep Pad, a smart nutrition scale that works with… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Planners nix proposal for 76-foot freeway sign

7/23/2014

  • Elk Grove Citizen (Calif.)

The planning commission in Elk Grove, Calif., voted against a request by Monument Partners to erect a 76-foot-tall sign near Highway 99. The applicant said the sign would promote businesses that are f… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

How women are making their mark on advertising

7/21/2014

  • Forbes

Only a small percentage of creative directors in the advertising industry are women, but there have been signs of change, Geri Stengel writes. "Feminine skills and competencies, such as empathy, flexi… Read More