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How effectively does your organization say “no” to work that is “off strategy?”


The growth of a wholesale distribution organization does not rely solely on the distributor’s strategic vision, geographic reach, physical assets, product selection, or market share. It also depends on its human capital.

Quarterly recap: most-clicked retail stories

Read about the biggest news and trends from SmartBrief's Q3 coverage of the retail industry.

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More consumers are skipping alcohol -- find out how it's affecting bar bills.

What’s trending? From coddling students to AP exams, don’t miss these most-read stories.


How do you define improvement? How will you show it at work, in your community and with other people?

News of CPG launches and acquisitions caught food and beverage readers' attention this week.

Ad fraud is becoming increasingly pervasive in mobile advertising -- a critical channel for advertisers in 2018 -- and it’s not just growing, it’s evolving too.

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Appreciative inquiry can help leaders work through periods of despair or other hardship.

Social media is a powerful, fighting force in the world of digital advertising and marketers must stay alert to the coming changes on the horizon and make the necessary adjustments to stay relevant.

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Video calls reveal the difficulties that can arise whe we can see how people aren't paying attention.

Modern marketers need carefully considered strategies and data, not just tools and technology, to implement successful digital marketing.

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As the trend cycle moves faster and younger generations seek out new experiences, it’s becoming even more important for every type of operator not just pay attention to the next generation of foods and flavors, but to start acting on them even sooner.

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