Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

New options are developing for pet cancers

7/27/2014

  • Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Veterinary oncology is in its infancy, but researchers are making strides in methods to treat pet cancers, such as monoclonal antibody treatment for B-cell lymphoma and epithelial cancers, writes Joan… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Report: 35% of the world will have smartphones by 2015

7/28/2014

  • Korea Times (Seoul), The

Just over a third of the world's population, or 2.5 billion people, will be using smartphones by the end of next year, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. That's up from 1 billion two years a… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

PepsiCo exec Lisa Walsh shares path to leadership

7/28/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Industry leader Lisa Walsh, vice president of PepsiCo Customer Management, has risen through the ranks at the company since joining PepsiCo in 1999. She names integrity and trustworthiness as top qual… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar Stores for $9B

7/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

A merger between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar has been supported by both retailers' boards in a deal valued at up to $9 billion. Both discount stores, but Family Dollar in particular, have struggled … Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

Planners nix proposal for 76-foot freeway sign

7/23/2014

  • Elk Grove Citizen (Calif.)

The planning commission in Elk Grove, Calif., voted against a request by Monument Partners to erect a 76-foot-tall sign near Highway 99. The applicant said the sign would promote businesses that are f… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

How women are making their mark on advertising

7/21/2014

  • Forbes

Only a small percentage of creative directors in the advertising industry are women, but there have been signs of change, Geri Stengel writes. "Feminine skills and competencies, such as empathy, flexi… Read More