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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. 

EBay maps a post-PayPal growth strategy


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

EBay plans to reinvigorate sales on its core marketplace by focusing on the small- and medium-sized merchants that comprise 70% of the online retail world, said Devin Wenig, who will lead eBay as CEO … Read More

How culinary incubators give startups a head start


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Food startups are turning to incubators that provide the space they need to get off the ground, including Chicago-based Greens & Gills which grows greens and fish in the basement of a former slaughter… Read More

UPS foresees cold chain growth in U.S., EU, emerging markets


  • Supply Chain Management Review

UPS expects further growth in cold chain demand for pharma exports from the U.S. and Europe. Meanwhile, emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, India and the Middle East "represent the largest growth… Read More