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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. 

IKEA looks to catch up with online retail


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Swedish furniture giant IKEA kept its focus largely on physical stores as more of the retail world moved online. Now the retailer is playing e-commerce catch-up as profit growth slows. "We weren't one… Read More

U.S. groups react to Chinese rules for tech-equipment sellers


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

China has issued new rules for companies selling computer equipment to banks, including that the firms turn over proprietary coding data and open their books to audits. Business groups including the U… Read More

Potential roadblocks to the industrial Internet of Things



Obstacles remain to a fuller implementation of the Internet of Things in industrial settings, including security, maintenance, scale and precision, according to a report by National Instruments. "When… Read More

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