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May 26, 2017

Retail & Sales

Walmart Announces $450 Million in 2017-2018 Investments Throughout Florida, Plans to Hire More Than 2,750 Floridians

The world's largest retailer today announced its statewide growth and investment plans for the state of Florida, which will result in an economic impact well over $450 million. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Malls in Florida are bucking the trend

Most Florida malls are doing better than their national counterparts, but consumer shifts to online are just beginning to show up. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

A mall theme-park in Miami-Dade?

Trust Miami to attract the latest jaw-dropping real estate project to Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Collaboration: Profile of the Graham family of developers

The Graham family says its deal with the Ghermezians won't change its quality oriented approach to development. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Stein Mart, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

Stein Mart, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 29, 2017. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

AutoNation Announces Resignation of William "Bill" Berman, President and Chief Operating Officer

AutoNation Announces Promotion of Scott Arnold to Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Florida probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride on chicken pricing

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc and Pilgrim's Pride Corp said on Monday that Florida's attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior, widening a legal review into chicken pricing. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

Weight Watchers Names Mindy Grossman President and CEO

Weight Watchers International, Inc. announced that Mindy Grossman has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 2017. Ms. Grossman joins Weight Watchers from Florida-based HSN, Inc. where she served as CEO since 2008. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2017

PetSmart announces agreement to acquire Florida-based Chewy, a leading online pet retailer

Combined company provides most convenient customer experience across brick and mortar and online channels Read more »
Published on 4/19/2017

National Retail Federation says later Easter expected to bring record spending

With the economy improving, consumers are ready to shop and retailers are ready to offer great deals whether they're buying Easter baskets or garden tools. Read more »
Published on 4/10/2017

Grocers and restaurants are feeding Florida's retail growth

Even amidst an e-commerce boom led by Amazon, Florida's retail industry continues to expand. The state's population is growing, driven as much by the relocation and opening of more corporate headquarters, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in Florida's business-friendly economy as by beautiful weather, retirees and tourism. Read more »
Published on 4/10/2017

Publix and BayCare Health System Announce Exclusive Four-County Collaboration

Publix Pharmacy and BayCare Health System are pleased to announce an exclusive collaboration to improve the delivery of health care to the residents of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2017

hhgregg announces actions to advance turnaround

hhgregg, Inc. has announced that as part of its turnaround efforts, the Company plans to close three distribution facilities and 88 store locations in order to reallocate resources to align more closely with its strategic goals to improve liquidity and return to profitability. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2017

Publix Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2016

Publix's sales for the fourth quarter of 2016, a 14-week period, were $9.1 billion, an 11.1 percent increase from last year's $8.2 billion, a 13-week period. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2017

Pet food retailer Chewy to open fulfillment center in Marion County, add 600 jobs

Governor Rick Scott announced that Chewy, an online retailer of pet food and products in the United States, will locate a new fulfillment center in Marion County. The new facility will create 600 jobs and a $49 million capital investment in the region. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Valentines Day spending to decline slightly, after a decade of record-setting increases

Total sales are expected to dip this year after peaking at last year's record spending; Jewelry, an evening out at dinner/event, flowers, clothing and candy the most popular forms of gifts Read more »
Published on 2/7/2017

Holiday shopping forecast looking good for Florida retailers

With Florida's economy continuing to strengthen and more residents and tourists feeling good about their own economic situation and willing to spend money, the holiday shopping season looks bright for retailers. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2016

Publix reports third quarter 2016 results and stock price

Publix's sales for the third quarter of 2016 were $8 billion, a 2.4 percent increase from last year's $7.8 billion. Comparable-store sales for the third quarter of 2016 increased 0.9 percent. Read more »
Published on 11/3/2016

Miles of aisles at Florida grocery stores

ucked between Dollar Tree and Ross Dress for Less in Clearwater, the 5,500-sq.-ft. Bulk Nation store has only a few traditional grocery shelves... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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