Retail

New Store Specializing in Lavender Products Opens

Pelindaba Lavender sells lavender products made with organic flowers and essential oils from San Juan Island in the state of Washington.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consignment Shop Celebrates Expansion, Renovation

The Exchange, formerly the Woman’s Exchange, is celebrating the opening of its new 3,000-square-foot furniture wing.

11/06/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Window and Door Maker's Sales Up 57 Percent in Quarter Three

Sales at North Venice's PGT Innovations totaled $199 million in the third quarter of this year.

11/01/2018 By Staff

Retail

Americans' Holiday Spending Expected to Top $1,000 on Average

American consumers plan to spend an average of $1,007 during this year's holiday season, 4.1 percent higher than last year's spending, according to new survey results.

10/29/2018 By Staff

Retail

Sarasota Architectural Salvage Opens New Showroom

The new location is the company's first in a traditional retail shopping center.

10/24/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Publix Shopping Center Under Construction

West Villages and Sembler recently broke ground on West Villages Marketplace, a Publix-anchored shopping center scheduled to open next fall.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Retail

Online Sales Up 8.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Overall retail sales increased by 3 percent between September 2017 and last month, according to new data.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Style

Jewelry Company Launches New Website, Adds New Products to Collection

The Sarasota jewelry company McCarver & Moser recently began carrying designs from Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels.

10/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Retail Group Anticipates Rise in Holiday Spending This Year

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday retail sales will increase by 4.3-4.8 percent, for a total of between $717.5 billion and $720.9 billion.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Retail

Floridian Consumer Confidence Drops Slightly

The University of Florida's consumer sentiment index dropped by one-tenth of a point between August and September.

10/03/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Women's Clothing Store Opening on Main Street

Sara Campbell is opening a new store at 1508 Main St., Sarasota.

10/02/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Rises Again

The Consumer Confidence Index stands at 138.4, near the survey's all-time high of 144.7, which was reached in 2000.

09/26/2018 By Staff

Health care

New CBD Shop Opens Downtown

Owner Shelby Isaacson opened Second and Seed earlier this week.

09/25/2018 By Staff

Environment

Free Tervis Tumblers for Those Who Pledge to Stop Using Disposable Cups

Tervis plans to give away 10,000 reusable tumblers to customers who sign a pledge to stop using disposable cups on Thursday, Sept. 27.

09/21/2018 By Staff

Retail

Halloween Spending Projected to Reach $9 Billion

That's down slightly from last year.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Goodwill Reopens Bradenton Retail Store

The location was previously Goodwill's Manatee Book & Art Store, but the organization decided to rededicate the space as a hybrid store.

09/18/2018 By Staff

Retail

Some Sarasota Farmers Market Vendors Moving Temporarily

The Sarasota Farmers Market is temporarily shifting its setup to accommodate construction of The Mark.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Sporting Goods Store Opens

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in the University Town Center area.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Donates Recycled Condo Materials

Seaward Development and Habitat ReStore recently removed reusable items from a 1974 building set to be demolished this fall.

09/14/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Publix Opens

A new Publix supermarket recently opened in Osprey.

09/14/2018 By Staff