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

Juniper: Quality apps, content key to consumer adoption of 3D printing

4/23/2014

  • TechCrunch
  • CRN (U.K.)

Sales of consumer 3D printers are forecast to increase from 44,000 units this year to more than 1 million units by 2018, according to Juniper Research. The market research firm sees 3D printers "signi… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

FMI teams on industry effort to cut food waste

4/23/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

FMI, along with dozens of other industry groups, including the National Restaurant Association and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is part of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, which last week … Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Mellow sous vide cooker controlled via smartphone app

4/23/2014

  • CNET

FNV Labs' new Mellow sous vide cooker is different from similar products on two fronts: In addition to cooking, it can chill food with its temperature-controlled water bath. Plus, it's controlled via … Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Boston is installing new wayfinding signs downtown

4/17/2014

  • Boston Herald

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is adding signage as part of a $750,000, multiyear project designed to make it easier for visitors to find their way around and locate features includ… 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