Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Rises

After four months of declines, consumer confidence among Floridians increased in December.

01/02/2019 By Staff

New Year, New You

Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet With These Four Fab Finds

Start the new year with four items you'll feel good about buying.

12/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Chic in Sarasota

2019 Is the Year of the Headband

It's time to embrace your inner Blair Waldorf.

12/21/2018 By Heather Saba

Health

New Wellness Spa Opens

Noemi Pareja recently opened Pura Vie in the Rosemary District.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Furniture and Art Store Opens

Byron Schenk recently opened Curios at 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops for Fourth Straight Month

The November reading of 95.1 represents the lowest figure for the University of Florida survey in the last 13 months.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Bookstore Sales Up in October After Two Months of Declines

Bookstore sales totaled $699 million in October, up 7.7 percent from $649 million in October 2017.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Retail

Holiday Gift Card Spending Expected to Rise

Americans plan to spend $29.9 billion on gift cards this holiday season, up from $27.6 billion last year, according to new survey results.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Deals

Former Furniture Store Sold for $1.4 Million

Hoke Investment Company, LLC, recently merged Pelican Cottage and The Flamingo’s Nest Furniture Store into one new store, Pelicans and Flamingos.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Retail

Great Grandson of Bealls Founder Named Retailer's Next President

Matt Beall is the great grandson of the Bradenton company's founder, Robert Beall, who started the company in 1915.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Retail

Average Spending By Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Tops $313

That's down from last year, when shoppers spent an average of $335.47 over the holiday weekend.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Food

New Butcher Shop Opens Next Week

Butcher's Mark is opening at 8519 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

164 Million Americans Expected to Go Shopping Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Twenty-one percent of shoppers plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day and 71 percent plan to shop on Black Friday, according to new survey results.

11/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Goodwill Manasota Opens New Bargain Barn Location

Goodwill Manasota recently relocated one of its Bargain Barn outlets to its Whitfield Logistics Center.

11/16/2018 By Staff

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