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May 27, 2016

Retail & Sales

Wall Street drops as Disney, Macy's lead rout in consumer stocks

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as weak earnings reports from Walt Disney, Macy's and Fossil reverberated across the consumer sector. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2016

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

Retail

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

A Florida company called Vero Water sells systems that enable restaurants to purify local tap water and market it as upscale bottled water. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

High Spirits: A profile of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

A profile on Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits kicks off this year's list of the 350 biggest companies in Florida. 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

Online retailer Unloathe delivers bulk items

Online retailer Unloathe aims to offer the low prices and bulk quantities of retailers like Costco — but delivers the non-perishable goods... Read more »
Published on 9/10/2013

SmartBox: Cashless vending machines

Northeast Florida Business Profile Read more »
Published on 9/3/2013

If the shoe fits: Comfort, safety built into 'Shoes for Crews'

The Stanley and Arna Smith family's “aha!” moment came nearly 30 years ago, as their New York nursing uniform business struggled... Read more »
Published on 7/23/2013

Catalogs.com

Leslie and Richard Linevsky built their Fort Lauderdale-based Catalogs.com into an 18-employee, $5-million revenue business... Read more »
Published on 7/16/2013

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