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APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

J.J. Fuds pulls frozen food after positive listeria sample

1/25/2015

  • FoodSafetyNews.com

J.J. Fuds Inc. has pulled its raw, frozen Chicken Tender Chunks pet food from shelves for possible listeria contamination. The recall follows a positive test result from a random sampling by the Michi… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

U.S. groups react to Chinese rules for tech-equipment sellers

1/29/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

China has issued new rules for companies selling computer equipment to banks, including that the firms turn over proprietary coding data and open their books to audits. Business groups including the U… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Whole Foods fosters growth, partnerships through loan program

1/29/2015

  • Crain's New York Business

Whole Foods' Local Producer Loan Program offers small vendors the opportunity to secure growth capital without going to a bank, while also establishing strong partnerships between the retailer and the… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Customer service will remain key in GE Appliances integration

1/29/2015

  • American City Business Journals

GE Appliances CEO Chip Blankenship, who can discuss few details about Electrolux's planned acquisition of the company, said customer service is a top priority throughout the integration process. "We'v… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Napa, Calif., starts enforcing A-frame sign rules

1/28/2015

  • Napa Valley Register (Calif.)

The city of Napa, Calif., has begun notifying local businesses that their A-frame signs and some other free-standing signs violate a 2011 ordinance and must be removed. The signs were allowed temporar… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Why groups that include women perform better

1/26/2015

  • Atlantic online, The

Groups tend to be most effective when they are composed of people who excel at reading body language and understanding nonverbal cues, research shows. Women tend to be more socially sensitive than the… 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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