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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. 

Target taps PepsiCo exec as new CEO


  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)
  • CNBC
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

PepsiCo Americas Foods CEO Brian Cornell will take over the reins at Target, the company announced Thursday. Cornell has also been CEO at Sam's Club, which is part of Wal-Mart, and has experience at g… Read More

USDA bolsters food safety with poultry-inspection reforms


  • Reuters

Reforms to poultry-facility inspections were unveiled Thursday by the USDA in an attempt to cut down the number of foodborne illness occurrences. The new rule would require producers to conduct two mi… Read More

Industrial space, rents fueled by e-commerce


  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The

E-commerce is the reason U.S. industrial space in use is increasing more quickly than that of retail space, The Economist writes, and foreign markets should expect similar patterns. Read More