Lead Editor: Megan Conniff

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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. 

NRF CEO: Policies put greater pressure on small retailers


  • Hill, The

Nearly 99% of U.S. retailers have fewer than 50 employees, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay writes. Small merchants face big challenges on several fronts, from online rivals who don't have to collec… Read More

How Amazon, Instacart became online grocery innovators


  • National Retail Federation

Online sales account for just 2% of the $500 billion food sales bring in, but companies such as Amazon and Instacart are changing the e-commerce grocery business with their innovative delivery models.… Read More

Generation gap can be an advantage for supply chain industry


  • DC Velocity online

The generation gap between younger and more senior supply chain professionals can be an advantage as the industry faces rapidly changing consumer demands and diverse distribution channels. "[T]he futu… Read More