Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Central Garden & Pet says buyout offer did not meet expected growth

10/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Central Garden & Pet has rejected an offer by the Harbinger Group to buy the whole company or its pet sector. In a unanimous vote, the company said the $750 million Harbinger offered for its pet suppl… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Staples investigates apparent data breach involving payment cards

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

Staples said Monday that it may have had a data breach involving payment cards used in its stores in the northeastern U.S. Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Labor Secretary: Companies should follow Market Basket example

10/21/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Other companies should follow Market Basket's example following employees' two-month protests in support of the chain's ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez said Mond… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Canisters remove air from stored food

10/20/2014

  • Gizmodo

Prepara's Evak canisters feature a handled cap and an automatic twin-valve system to force out air as users push down. The canisters, which are also designed to compress food, come in one-pound and ha… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

ScreeneX provides in-window displays for buses, trains

10/15/2014

  • Digital Signage Today

Oran Safety Glass is rolling out ScreeneX in North America. The LCD screens are built into train and bus windows and glass partitions, offering a new way to display schedules and timetables, advertisi… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Career advice from former Times editor Jill Abramson

10/20/2014

  • Forbes

When male leaders are deciding who to promote, "they are looking to see themselves in the younger people moving up," said Jill Abramson, former executive editor at The New York Times. "And they tend t… Read More