Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Pet travel accommodations go upscale

7/6/2014

  • Baltimore Sun, The

Summer vacations often leave pet owners in a quandary, but boarding facilities have gone upscale and places such as Stay Pet Resort in Hanover, Md., offer "luxury boarding" for pets. These can resembl… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Analysts: PC shipments stabilized in Q2

7/10/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • ZDNet
  • WRALTechWire.com (Raleigh, N.C.)

The PC-manufacturing market stabilized in the second quarter after a two-year decline in shipments, analysts say. Gartner says shipments were up slightly in the quarter, while IDC reports a slight dec… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Kroger continues price cuts with Ky. division

7/10/2014

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

Kroger's Louisville, Ky., division has cut prices on almost 10,000 commonly bought products, including lettuce, dog food, coffee and laundry detergent. The move is part of an effort started last month… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Dunelm increases revenue with new stores, cuts supply chain costs

7/10/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

U.K. housewares chain Dunelm Group enjoyed accelerated growth in the fiscal fourth quarter as it opened more stores and launched its first national TV advertising campaign. The company said in a state… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Digital menu boards do more than highlight the food

7/9/2014

  • Digital Signage Today

Menu boards are key focal points in restaurants, and eateries are discovering the benefits of digital systems that connect with point-of-sale systems, writes BrightSign CEO Jeff Hastings. Digital syst… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Lawsuits highlight gender discrimination

7/7/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Recent allegations of harassment at startup Tinder highlight the male-centric culture that is present in much of the tech industry, Sheelah Kolhatkar writes. Financial firms dealt with many of the sam… Read More