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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. 

Africa's primary online retailer grows


  • Reuters

Berlin-backed online platform Jumia will reach Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon in future weeks as Internet access improves throughout the continent. Global consulting firm McKinsey projects that online ret… Read More

China Telecom inks deal for Xbox One consoles


  • 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

Column: Amazon is improving outbound transportation, delivery speed


  • Supply Chain Digest

Amazon has been building a sortation network to address vulnerabilities in outbound transportation and gain more control of last-mile delivery, writes Marc Wulfraat, president of MWPVL International. … Read More