Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

What legal rights should pets have?

4/12/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

In the early 1900s Americans' attitudes toward dogs and cats began to change, and today they enjoy the most legal protections of any animals in the country. All 50 states have felony anti-cruelty laws… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Juniper: 10M+ connected appliances in smart homes seen in 3 years

4/16/2014

  • Advanced Television

Connected appliances in "smart homes" are forecast to exceed 10 million units by 2017, compared with 4 million last year, according to Juniper Research. Consumers are becoming more aware of Internet-c… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Companies need to buy into food safety programs

4/16/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

For successful food safety programs, the company must buy into them beginning at the executive level and they must be well-funded as well as integrated into all systems and departments, according to e… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Wholesale appliance shipments surge in March after bleak winter

4/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Wholesale shipments of the six major appliance categories increased 8.9% in March compared to a year earlier, a significant rebound from the 7.7% drop in January and 4.3% in February, according to the… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Ariz. city's revised code cuts window-signage size

4/9/2014

  • Williams-Grand Canyon News (Ariz.)

Businesses in downtown Williams, Ariz., can cover only 25% of their windows with signage, down from 50%, after the city council amended the sign code. Several business owners opposed the measure, sayi… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

The difference between male and female consumers

4/14/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

After a dissatisfying experience with a product or service, men will share their displeasure with anyone, whereas women tend to seek out people with whom they have strong social bonds, according to re… Read More