Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Pet start-ups find niches in products, health

4/21/2014

  • Crain's New York Business

Matt Meeker founded BarkBox, a subscription-based service that sends a box containing four to six pet toys to pet parents, in 2011, and he expects 2014 revenue to hit $30 million, triple that of last … Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

NPD: Fitbit still leads in fitness trackers after recall

4/23/2014

  • CNET

Although it recalled the Force fitness tracker in February, Fitbit's unit market share of wearable fitness trackers increased from 64% last fall to 67% this spring, according to The NPD Group. For all… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to ramp up Chicago presence

4/24/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened a new store in the Chicago area this week that features pizza and sandwich bars in addition to the retailer's specialty grocery options. The company plans more stores… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

International markets boost Tupperware sales

4/24/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Tupperware reported strong first quarter sales of $663 million, slightly higher than last year. The company's net income was $52.2 million, dropping 10.3% from last year. A company report says emergin… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Fla. city tweaks controversial sign ordinance

4/23/2014

  • WFTX-TV (Cape Coral, Fla.)

The city council in Cape Coral, Fla., amended a sign ordinance passed last year to allow businesses to display a single A-frame sign during business hours. The original ordinance, which called for an … Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Rise in working women has propelled economy forward: Study

4/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The percentage of women who hold full-time jobs has risen significantly since the late 1970s, and that has had a big effect on the U.S. economy, according to a report from the Center for American Prog… Read More