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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. 

Mixed signals from China include retail sales


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • People's Daily (China)

Economic indicators give a mixed picture of China's growth, including retail sales which rose 11.6% in September from the same month last year. Sales growth has slowed to its lowest pace in almost 10 … Read More

Labor Secretary: Companies should follow Market Basket example


  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Other companies should follow Market Basket's example following employees' two-month protests in support of the chain's ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez said Mond… Read More