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April 25, 2017

Retail & Sales

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

Getting a logistics boost in Jacksonville

The promise of a new 800,000-sq.-ft. Amazon facility is significant because in a city that touts itself as a logistics center... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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

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