Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Woof Gang Bakery expanding in Southeast

2/23/2015

  • PetProductNews.com

Orlando, Fla.-based Woof Gang Bakery, a dog treat bakery and grooming franchise, is opening 20 new franchises, and it is adding five corporate stores in Key West, Fla., and Savannah, Ga. The corporate… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Shapiro: Apple ruling highlights the need for patent reform

2/27/2015

  • Dealerscope

CEA President Gary Shapiro sees an order by a Texas judge for Apple to pay $533 million to the company that sued it over iTunes-related patents as "Exhibit A for patent reform." The company that broug… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Woolworths boosts sales growth with technology, analytics

2/27/2015

  • ZDNet

Woolworths is implementing new technology and using customer analytics tools to achieve a "new era of growth" for the Australian supermarket chain, which has already seen a sales increase of 1.8% to $… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Novis Vita to come to U.S.

2/26/2015

  • Gourmet Retailer, The

The Brandywine Import Group has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the Swiss-made Novis Vita Juicer, which launched in February 2014 and can press, juice and puree fruits and vegetables. Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Calif. city's planners seek balanced sign solution

2/26/2015

  • Acorn (Agoura Hills, Calif.), The

Planners and officials in Calabasas, Calif., are studying the city's sign code in response to local business owners' concerns that strict regulations don't give them enough visibility. Some longtime r… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

How volunteering leads to better balance

2/23/2015

  • New York magazine

Doing volunteer work might lead to an improved sense of work-life balance, according to research appearing in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The researchers, who surveyed work… Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton