Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Senators: Allow pharmacies to fill pet prescriptions

7/21/2014

  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model)

U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are working on legislation that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions for drugs and then allow pet owners to fill those prescriptions … Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Google: Freemium games in Europe will no longer be dubbed as "free"

7/21/2014

  • Re/code

Free-to-play games with in-application purchases in the Google Play app store will no longer be marketed to European Union consumers as "free" beginning in September. Google agreed to the change with … Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Can U.S. retailers conquer Canada?

7/21/2014

  • CBC.ca (Canada)

Target found the going tougher than expected when it launched in Canada last year, and other U.S. retailers including Sam's Club and Big Lots have closed stores there. Their experiences may offer less… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Big Lots to roll out EAS systems, e-commerce site

7/21/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Big Lots is rolling out electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems across its stores -- a move that is expected to save the retailer millions in "shrinkage." The company also plans to update its on… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Red Bank, N.J., officials spar over sign enforcement

7/16/2014

  • Hub (N.J.), The

Some businesses in Red Bank, N.J., are displaying signs that aren't in compliance with town ordinances, sparking a debate among council members about balancing the needs of local businesses and the ap… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Women should be more assertive to get the job they deserve

7/14/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Too often, women settle for small promotions and raises rather than pushing for what they really deserve, writes Kathryn Heath, a principal at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership. Women should focus on being … Read More