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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. 

Retailers hope for help, clarity in India's new budget


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Retailers in India hope the first budget from new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will include provisions to streamline the goods and services tax. Analysts say the government also needs to clarify its p… Read More

Analysts: PC shipments stabilized in Q2


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • ZDNet
  • (Raleigh, N.C.)

The PC-manufacturing market stabilized in the second quarter after a two-year decline in shipments, analysts say. Gartner says shipments were up slightly in the quarter, while IDC reports a slight dec… Read More

Terminals back in service amid Calif. truckers strike


  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
  • Roll Call (free content)

A court ordered dockworkers at four port terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., to return to work after employees walked off in solidarity with a truckers strike. The strike comes amid a pau… Read More