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APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Pet communications systems face off as holidays approach

11/17/2014

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

PetChatz and PetziConnect have started shipping in time for the holiday season. Both systems allow remote video communication for owners to check in with pets that are home alone. Anser Innovation and… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Aereo files for Chapter 11

11/21/2014

  • Bloomberg

Aereo, whose business model was blocked by the Supreme Court, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "The challenges have proven too difficult to overcome," Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote in a … Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

How to get digital ordering right the first time

11/21/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Eateries that implement online ordering well can boost sales and customer loyalty, but those that do it badly risk the reputation of the brand, writes Olo founder and CEO Noah Glass. He shares 10 tips… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Star Wars bottle openers also play music

11/21/2014

  • CNET

Hallmark is featuring two Star Wars-themed bottle openers, modeled after characters Chewbacca and Yoda. Both openers play the movie theme song, and Chewbacca also favors users with a roar. Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Behind ISA's nationwide approach to sign advocacy

11/20/2014

  • CQ.com (subscription required)

ISA represents about 2,000 U.S. sign manufacturers, with a 22-member staff and a three-person response team that's ready at a moment's notice to travel to cities and towns across the country to educat… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Continuing the drive for diversity

11/18/2014

  • Poynter.org

Bias remains in the professional world despite the progress that has been made, writes Karen Dunlap, president emerita of The Poynter Institute. Women and minorities in positions of power should remem… Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton

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