Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Central Garden & Pet says buyout offer did not meet expected growth

10/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Central Garden & Pet has rejected an offer by the Harbinger Group to buy the whole company or its pet sector. In a unanimous vote, the company said the $750 million Harbinger offered for its pet suppl… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Sony may once again trim Xperia phone targets

10/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Xperia Z3

Sony may, for the second time this year, lower the target for the number of Xperia smartphones to be sold in its fiscal year, published reports indicate, noting the consumer electronics company has su… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Meijer launches in-store, online everyday meals program

10/22/2014

  • Grand Rapids Business Journal (Mich.)

Meijer has launched a new program that promotes product combinations from different brands to help customers find ready-to-go meals for families of four at a cost of between $12 and $15 per meal. The … Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Ambi Climate talks to air conditioners

10/21/2014

  • Gizmag

The Ambi Climate is a device that works with a smartphone app to replace the remote control of typical air conditioners. It evaluates the climate of a room and communicates with the air conditioner to… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

ScreeneX provides in-window displays for buses, trains

10/15/2014

  • Digital Signage Today

Oran Safety Glass is rolling out ScreeneX in North America. The LCD screens are built into train and bus windows and glass partitions, offering a new way to display schedules and timetables, advertisi… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Career advice from former Times editor Jill Abramson

10/20/2014

  • Forbes

When male leaders are deciding who to promote, "they are looking to see themselves in the younger people moving up," said Jill Abramson, former executive editor at The New York Times. "And they tend t… Read More