Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Educational toys are growing in popularity

9/14/2014

  • WCBS-TV (New York)

A sector that started with just one company now sees growth as a slew of "problem-solving" pet toys are being sold, says APPA's Tierra Bonaldi. Automatic ball launchers, puzzle-piece toys and painting… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Nvidia rolls out faster, more energy-efficient GPUs

9/18/2014

  • Techworld (U.K.)

Nvidia has introduced the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics processing units, priced at $549 and $329, respectively. Both are based on the chip company's second-generation "Maxwell" microarchitecture a… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Wakefern sees the value in retail dietitians

9/18/2014

  • Supermarket News (free registration)

Wakefern Food will continue to expand its dietitian program, which has grown to include dietitians at about 102 of its stores. The program includes help for customers in understanding the ingredients … Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Williams-Sonoma back at home with store and cooking school

9/19/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Williams-Sonoma, which hasn't had a store in Sonoma since it moved to San Francisco in 1958, has reacquired the property where Chuck Williams founded the retail giant in 1956. The store will become a … Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Ariz. church takes its sign fight to the Supreme Court

9/18/2014

  • Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next year in a case brought by the Good News Community Church in Gilbert, Ariz. The church argues that rules limiting the size and placement of signs adverti… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

3 ways to help brands reach women

9/15/2014

  • MarketingProfs

Brands can do a better job of marketing to female consumers by explaining how their products can improve women's lives, writes Aliza Freud, founder and CEO of SheSpeaks. In addition, companies should … Read More