Construction

New Wealth Management Headquarters Completed

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently completed a 10,000-square-foot retail and office building in downtown Venice for Pinkerton Private Wealth.

02/16/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Pop-Up Furniture and Home Goods Store Opens

Hand Picked SRQ recently opened in the Burns Court neighborhood.

02/16/2018 By Staff

Retail

Amazon Hiring at Its Ruskin Facility

Amazon is holding a hiring event to hire part-time seasonal associates for its Ruskin location.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Evening Farmers' Market Debuts Next Week

The organizers behind the downtown Sarasota farmers' market are launching a new Thursday evening market in the Rosemary District.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Reach $19.6 Billion

If correct, that total would represent an increase from last year, when Americans spent $18.2 billion on Valentine's Day gifts.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Retail

Louis Vuitton Store Coming to Sarasota Mall

The French company famous for its luxury bags, shoes, jewelry and more is coming to The Mall at University Town Center.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Data

Holiday Spending Increased in 2017

Retail sales last November and December increased 5.5 percent over November and December of 2016, according to the National Retail Federation.

01/18/2018 By staff

Construction

New Wawa Coming to Clark Road

Gates Construction recently began site development for a new Wawa gas station and convenience store.

01/12/2018 By staff

Retail

New Lakewood Ranch Grocery Store Opens Jan. 27

The grocery store chain Earth Fare is opening its new Lakewood Ranch location soon.

01/11/2018 By staff

New hires

Gourmet Grocery Store Picks New Catering Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market recently hired Michelle Wolforth.

01/10/2018 By staff

Retail

New Whole Foods Opens Jan. 31

Whole Foods Market’s University Station store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, becoming the chain's second Sarasota location.

01/10/2018 By staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail jobs decreased by 20,200 in December.

01/08/2018 By staff

Retail

New Office Furniture Store Opens Jan. 11

Sarasota's new Office Furniture & Design Concepts is the second location for the company, which is headquartered in Fort Myers.

01/08/2018 By staff

Deals

Osprey Retail Space Fetches $195,000

Carlo Piras plans to open a high-end billiards store in the 1,058-square-foot first-floor unit.

12/27/2017 By staff

Data

Americans Plan to Spend an Average of $967 During Holidays

That's according to survey results published by the National Retail Federation.

12/19/2017 By staff

Construction

Renovation Begins on Nokomis Shopping Plaza

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. last month began the renovation of the exterior facade of Palm Square Plaza.

12/13/2017 By staff

Deals

Target Buys Same-Day Delivery Service

The Minneapolis-based corporate retailer is purchasing Shipt for $550 million.

12/13/2017 By staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Up

The American retail industry added 12,900 jobs during the month of November after losses in October.

12/12/2017 By staff

Deals

European Commercial Property Company Buys Westfield Malls

Unibail-Rodamco announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Westfield—which owns two malls in Sarasota—for $15.7 billion.

12/12/2017 By staff

New hires

Furniture Retailer Names New Customer Experience Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands, which sells Amish furniture online under the brand name DutchCrafters, recently promoted Alex Miller.

12/06/2017 By staff