August 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

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| 8/9/2013

› Stein Mart sees $10 million increase in sales for second quarter
Jacksonville-based Stein Mart, Inc., reported the company had an increase in total sales for the second quarter of trading. Stein Mart officials said in a news release Thursday that sales increased to $290.9 million for the second quarter that ended Aug. 3.

› Office Depot's new points rewards program aimed at building loyalty
Office Depot recently launched a new "points" rewards program that it hopes will keep customers coming back to its office-supply stores. The program began in July so there are no significant metrics, but early results are encouraging, said Steven Rado, senior vice president of customer strategy.

› Enterprise Florida board approves $70,000 bonus for CEO
For the second year in a row, Florida's top official in charge of bringing businesses to the state is getting a $70,000 bonus. The board of Enterprise Florida — which includes Gov. Rick Scott — voted Thursday to grant the bonus to president and CEO Gray Swoope. The board also signed off on more than $630,000 in bonuses for other agency employees.

› Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hasn’t given up stadium fight
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, still upset over a failed bid to renovate Sun Life Stadium, is still trying to procure public funding and won’t rule out a return to Tallahassee.

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