Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Open Farm gets U.S.'s first Certified Humane label

4/13/2015

  • Drug Store News

Dry dog food-maker Open Farm will be the first in the U.S. to carry the Certified Humane Raised and Handled label indicating that the meat and poultry products used are free-range and grown without ho… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Google app allows users to write on Android screens

4/17/2015

  • CNET
  • SlashGear

Google Handwriting Input app

Google has released Google Handwriting Input, an application that lets Android device users write on their screens with a stylus or their fingertips. The app recognizes 82 languages, as well as cursiv… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Food makers, retailers take gluten-free to the next level

4/17/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Some 70% of natural foods shoppers are seeking gluten-free options, and 90% of them expect to maintain or boost their spending levels, according to Joel Warady of Enjoy Life Foods. The trend has retai… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Magnetic Leaves bring color to metal surfaces

4/17/2015

  • Coolest Gadgets

The 15-piece set of colorful magnetic leaves can be used around the house or workplace to keep track of lists and short notes. The magnets come in a variety of spring and fall colors. Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

ISA's Sign Expo showcases breadth of sign and display business

4/16/2015

  • WhatTheyThink.com

ISA's Sign Expo 2015 was the largest event in the group's history, a reflection of the "booming" sign and display business and the "many disparate elements that make up 'signs,' " writes Richard R… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Study ties female economic power to boardroom diversity

4/13/2015

  • CNBC
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The "economic power" that women have in a particular country has a significant effect on whether they are able to succeed in corporate boardrooms, according to research conducted at Cambridge Universi… Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton