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SmartBrief covers a range of topics within the retail industry. Newsletter topics include digital commerce, brick-and-mortar retail, commercial real estate, global retail, as well as specialty retail, such as consumer electronics, pets and housewares. 

NRF: Retail sales to pick up in 2nd half of the year


  • National Retail Federation

U.S. retail sales are on track to grow 3.9% or more in the second half of the year, but a bleak winter brought a lower-than-expected 2.9% rise for the first six months of 2014, NRF Chief Economist Jac… Read More

Hannaford opts for health-focused Facebook posts over live chats


  • Supermarket News (free registration)

Hannaford has discontinued the live nutrition chats that its dietitian hosted on Facebook for more than two years. The retailer will replace the chats with weekly nutrition posts on the social network… Read More

How sustainable sourcing helps "future-proof" supply chains


  • B2C Marketing Insider

Sustainable sourcing and procurement are key factors in "future-proofing" or protecting supply chains against future problems. Sustainable sourcing helps reduce procurement delays, improve supplier re… Read More