Staying up-to-date on news and trends in retail is important. I’m constantly reading and learning about what’s happening in our industry. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to remain informed about quarterly results, store closings, landlord bankruptcies, and expansions. The Greenberg Group is not affiliated with these sources, I simply rely on them to keep me informed.
Here are some of my favorite sources.
Retail Dive provides an amazing overview of the retail industry. They send a daily email newsletter with their top stories and cover a wide variety of topics on their website. I find their articles are informative and engaging.
WSJ | Business - Retail
The Wall Street Journal has been the business news standard for a long time. Their longevity is a testament to the quality of reporting and their reporters’ abilities to find relevant news and write about them. The retail page within their Business section remains one of the best written sources in the industry.
CNBC’s retail coverage is the product of three primary reporters Courtney Reagan, CNBC’s Senior Retail Reporter, Melissa Repko, CNBC’s Retail & Consumer Reporter (who pens most of the articles on CNBC’s retail page), and Amelia Lucas, Special to CNBC.com. CNBC.com’s retail coverage extends beyond real estate and covers more from an investor’s interest in retail; however, being a financial news organization with a heavy push to augment their television programming with a digital product allows for constant and consistent coverage around the clock and is not based on a subscription product, like WSJ or a newsletter like Retail Dive. As such, they are often first to market on some retail news.
Business Wire | Retail News
Business Wire is a traditional wire service, and a Berkshire Hathaway company. This is source-material; it comes from you. This is where I access press releases that are published by retail brands, like yours.
Retail Touch Points
Retail Touch Points offers a good mix of retail news and intriguing opinions in the retail industry. I find that as a source of information, this site looks to write about subjects you wouldn’t find in something more investor-centric, like CNBC, or as traditional, at WSJ. Retail Touch Points offers an interesting perspective and their articles are quick and interesting.
Of course, this list is not all-encompassing and I do utilize other sources to keep myself up-to-date; however, these are some of my go-to sources.
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