June 3, 2020

Retail & Sales

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

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

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