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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. 

ICSC's Kercheval: Back-to-school shopping great for brick-and-mortar


  • Bloomberg Television

Consumers are shopping earlier for the back-to-school season and in overwhelming numbers -- 90% of respondents -- are hitting physical stores for their purchases, ICSC CEO Michael Kercheval said. In a… Read More

What millennials want in a food package


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Gen Y consumers want food packaging that's sustainable, less wasteful and that speaks to them about the emotional benefits of the product inside, according to a report by ad agency Barkley. The millen… Read More

Tips for streamlining a complex supply chain


  • Supply Management online (U.K.)

Management of a complex supply chain requires a strong supply chain strategy, integrated systems and increased visibility. This blog post discusses four steps that can simplify a supply chain, such as… Read More

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