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July 21, 2018

Retail & Sales

Office Depot, Inc. Announces Same-Day Delivery Coming to Three Markets

Rollout to Additional Markets Expected by December 2017 Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

AutoNation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

For the second quarter of 2017, AutoNation's combined retail vehicle unit sales were down 3%, or down 2% on a same store basis. Market conditions were very challenging in two of the Company's largest states, Texas and Florida, which represent approximately 45% of AutoNation's total retail vehicle unit sales. Read more »
Published on 8/4/2017

Staples, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for its 4.375% Notes Due 2023

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) (“Staples” or the “Company”) announced that it has commenced a tender offer to purchase for cash any and all of its $500 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 4.375% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). In conjunction with the tender offer, the Company is soliciting consents to the adoption of certain proposed amendments to the terms of the Notes as described below (the “Proposed Amendments”). Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC), manufacturer of uniforms, career apparel and accessories, today announced that for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, net sales increased 1.5 percent to $65.6 million compared with 2016 second quarter net sales of $64.7 million. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2017

Walmart Opens New e-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Polk County, Creating 1,500 Jobs

Facility is part of Walmart's 2017-2018 investment in Florida, totaling more than $450M Read more »
Published on 7/18/2017

Amazon Expands with New Fulfillment Center in Orlando, Creating 1,500 New Full-Time Jobs

- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, Amazon will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2017

Whole Foods Market 365® Store Coming to Delray Beach

Whole Foods Market announced that is has signed a new lease for a Whole Foods Market 365 store in Delray Beach, Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2017

Budweiser Unveils New State Packaging Inspired by its 12 Local Breweries Across the Country

America's Favorite Full-Flavored Classic Lager Extends its Patriotic Summer Packaging Lineup to Include State Bottles and Cans Read more »
Published on 7/7/2017

Liberty Interactive enters into agreement to acquire HSN, Inc.

Liberty Interactive Corporation and HSN, Inc. today announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Liberty Interactive will acquire the 62% of HSNi it does not already own in an all-stock transaction. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2017

Florida consumer sentiment rebounds upward in June

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose 2.1 points in June to 96.4, changing course after two months of decline. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Amazon Announces Plans to Expand in Miami with New Fulfillment Center

The robotics site will be the tenth Amazon facility in Florida Read more »
Published on 6/30/2017

Gains and challenges: HSN searches for a new CEO amid sagging profits

Under CEO Mindy Grossman, HSN saw its fortunes rise and fall dramatically... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Office Depot, Inc. Launches Iconic “Taking Care of Business” Brand Platform

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, announced the launch of its iconic “Taking Care of Business” brand platform, which has been modernized for today's busy working professionals and consumers alike. The company's interactions with customers will emphasize the sentiment: “You Take Care of Business, We Take Care of You.” As part of the brand platform rollout, the company is unveiling its national advertising campaign. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Office Depot, Inc. Partners with Centriq Technology on Asset Management Platform

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, announced it is entering into an exclusive licensing agreement with Centriq Technology, Inc., to develop a unique business application utilizing their award-winning asset management platform. Read more »
Published on 6/23/2017

Southeastern Grocers Announces Leadership Transition

Chief Operating Officer Anthony Hucker Appointed Interim President and CEO; Ian McLeod Resigning to Pursue Another Opportunity Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

BBX Capital Acquires Largest Specialty Candy Retailer -- IT'SUGAR

BBX Capital Corporation announced that it has acquired IT'SUGAR, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $57 million, net of cash acquired. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, IT'SUGAR is the largest specialty candy retailer in the United States with 95 locations in 26 states and Washington, DC. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Father's Day Spending to Reach Record High

Dads to get showered with gifts in record-setting fashion this year; Meals, clothing, gift cards, electronics and personal care items top the list of popular options Read more »
Published on 6/13/2017

Publix and Instacart Expanding Service Across Southeast Due To Customer Demand

Publix, the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S., and Instacart, the technology-driven, on-demand grocery delivery service, announced today plans to strengthen their relationship with a plan to bring same-day grocery delivery to all Publix customers. Read more »
Published on 6/9/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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