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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. 

J.C. Penney debuts bedding line by Eva Longoria


  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Actress Eva Longoria has designed a line of bedding for J.C. Penney, inspired by her world travels. The partnership is part of the department store's pushes to woo Hispanic consumers and build sales o… Read More

U.K. pet food brand expands into pet toys


  • Grocer (U.K.), The

U.K.-based pet food brand Webbox is branching out into the pet toy business, launching a line of 30 toys available exclusively at Asda. The company has taken the lessons it's learned from creating foo… Read More

McDonald's sets deforestation target for suppliers


  • Supply Management online (U.K.)

McDonald's has set a goal to end deforestation in its supply chain by 2030, with deadlines for priority products coming sooner. The target will affect 3,100 direct suppliers. The move shows the chain'… Read More