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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. 

Tech tenants, REIT ownership driving retail center sales


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Technology-focused tenants such as Tesla, Apple and Microsoft are helping high-end retail centers post record sales: A Tesla Motors store at Bellevue Square in Washington garnered $5,500 per square fo… Read More

How to get in front of changing food trends


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

The difference between short-lived fads and long-term trends is a critical one in the world of food marketing, where packaged food innovation has a high failure rate, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Deme… Read More

Risk assessment software can ease management of subtier 1 supply chain risks



Risk assessment software can greatly lessen the working hours spent on manually assessing and monitoring subtier one suppliers. These suppliers are the weakest links within a supply chain, with 51% of… Read More

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