Specialty Retail

APPA SmartBrief

The latest pet industry news

APPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pet Products Association

Knowledge of local laws, teaching basic commands are part of pet etiquette

5/26/2015

  • The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

Understanding local laws for dogs and teaching them basic commands are part of good pet manners, says Charlotte Reed, author of a book on dog etiquette. "Dog owners have to realize that, wherever they… Read More

CEA SmartBrief

Consumer electronics news and information

CEA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Consumer Electronics Association

Samsung invents touchless fingerprint readers for mobile

5/29/2015

  • VentureBeat

Samsung has filed a patent for technology that could recognize a fingerprint hovering over a smartphone camera, Mark Sullivan writes. The solution may boost fingerprint recognition accuracy by cutting… Read More

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Delhaize execs: U.S. competition fueling consolidations

5/29/2015

  • Supermarket News (free registration)

Stiff competition in the U.S. grocery market has spurred recent mergers and consolidations, as retailers seek to grow and fund investments, said Delhaize Group officials, who are currently in talks wi… Read More

Housewares SmartBrief

The latest housewares industry news

Housewares SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Housewares Association

Survey examines appliance-shopping strategies of men and women

5/29/2015

  • ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports' annual Appliance Retailer Satisfaction survey found that women are 6% more likely than men to want to shop in person for a major appliance, while the difference was narrower for smal… Read More

ISA SmartBrief

News about signs and visual communications

ISA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Sign Association

"Late Show with David Letterman" marquee comes down in NYC

5/28/2015

  • Daily News (New York)

The blue-and-yellow "Late Show with David Letterman" sign at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City was pulled down today, a week after Letterman signed off as host of the show. Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

The benefits and challenges of telecommuting

5/25/2015

  • Gallup.com

Data show that 15% of full-time employees telecommute every day. Employees can manage some of the challenges of working from home by making sure they understand what is expected of them and routinely … Read More

Retail Career SmartBrief

News for the next generation of retail leaders

Retail Career SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: NRF Foundaton