October 22, 2016

Retail & Sales

Halloween spending expected to reach record highs in Florida

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced that consumer spending on Halloween is expected to set an all-time high with the average person spending almost $83, up from $74 in 2015. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Stein Mart Announces CEO Change

Previews Third Quarter Results Read more »
Published on 9/30/2016

Amazon to open center in Jacksonville, creating 1,500 jobs

“This is a huge win for our city and citizens,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “I am incredibly excited about the opportunities Amazon is bringing to our city, and specifically northwest Jacksonville, a community that will now serve as host to an international, state-of-the art fulfillment and distribution center." Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida: ‘It's about the brand'

Troy Taylor is acquiring the rights to the sales, manufacturing and distribution of Coke products for most of Florida Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Collateral benefits: Retailers benefit from the lottery's big payouts

For retailers, the attraction of the lottery lies in the opportunity to sell the lottery hopefuls other goods and the free media ride that growing jackpots bring. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Sports Authority locations in Florida

Sports Authority has 61 stores in Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2016

Dead center: Port St. Lucie City Center comes up empty

Port St. Lucie City city leaders and residents had been told to expect a $380-million apartment, hotel, retail and office project to rise on the mostly vacant land by the Port St. Lucie City Center. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

In the bag: Handling luggage on a grand scale

Starting with valet parking, Craig Mateer expanded into handling luggage -- now on a grand scale. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016


Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Publix announces entry into Virginia

Virginia will mark the company's seventh state of operation. In September 2012, the company announced its long awaited entry into North Carolina opening the first location in February 2014. Read more »
Published on 2/2/2016

Florida consumer sentiment continues downward

"The greatest decline in the consumer sentiment index was among those with household income less than $50,000 per year, while the biggest increase came from those with incomes above that mark," said Hector H. Sandoval, director of the Economic Analysis Program at UF's Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2015

Making a splash: Less expensive bottled water from Vero Water

Vero Water takes on pricier options with an eco twist. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

High Spirits: A profile of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Today, ‘Big Jack' Holloway might not recognize the liquor stores operated by the company he founded nearly 80 years ago. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Bucking the trend: New Sarasota mall has opened

A long-stalled mall project in Sarasota has opened. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Grocery wars in Florida: Publix vs. Walmart

Walmart and Publix go toe-to-toe for grocery shoppers in Florida and other markets where the two compete. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Driving profits: The competitive landscape in today's car business

FLORIDA TREND'S list of the state's 350 biggest businesses includes at least 10 auto dealership groups with revenue of at least $500 million each. A look at the competitive landscape of today's car business. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Shrinking margins at car dealerships in Florida

Former dealership owner Tommy Gibbs now works as an independent consultant to car dealerships. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Dealership snapshots

A list of the top 10 Florida car dealers and profiles of AutoNation, Rick Case Automotive Group and Morgan Auto Group. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

East Coast Lumber & Supply

Allen Osteen's great-grandfather and three others founded East Coast Lumber & Supply in 1902... Read more »
Published on 10/10/2013

Priced out in Miami-Dade

When retailer Pink Palm began talks with its landlord about renewing its lease at Lincoln Road Mall, owners were told to expect a 300% rent increase... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2013

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