Retail

Fourth of July Cookout and Picnic Spending Will Top $6.9 Billion

That’s down from last year’s estimated $7.1 billion in spending, according to new survey results.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Retail

Boutique Hires New Design Consultant

Pecky, a furniture, gifts and accessories store located in downtown Sarasota, recently hired Kristin Tolbert.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Data

Father's Day Spending Expected to Total $15.3 Billion

That number is down from last year's projection of $15.5 billion in spending.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Retail

American Consumer Confidence Up

Americans' consumer confidence increased in May after dropping in April, according to new survey results.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Floridians' Consumer Confidence Up Again

Consumer confidence among Floridians increased for the second straight month in May.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Retail

Mall Hosts Expo for Women June 3

The free event includes beauty, wellness and fashion stations, with makeup and hair care offerings, massages and more.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Deals

Retail, Office Plaza Fully Leased

MS&C Commercial recently leased all of Cobia Bay Plaza, a retail and office space located at 5045 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.

04/30/2018 By Staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Declines

The number of jobs in the retail industry fell by 6,400 in March, according to new stats released Friday by the National Retail Federation.

04/09/2018 By Staff

Retail

Coffee and Book Shop Adds Wine to Retail Offerings

The Reserve now offers curated varieties of red and white wine.

03/16/2018 By Staff

Retail

'Shabby Chic' Popup Market Coming to Bradenton Convention Center

The Bradenton Area Convention Center is hosting a Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day on Sunday, March 25.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Retail

Design Seminar Scheduled for April 5

Richard Tharp, a sales representative and brand ambassador for the furniture manufacturer Baker, is leading a design seminar at the Sarasota location of Robb & Stucky.

03/15/2018 By Staff

New hires

Natural Food Retail Chain Picks New Marketing Manager

The Sarasota natural and specialty foods chain Richard's Foodporium recently hired Tamara Chapman and promoted Jennifer Sythes and Larry Lore.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Food

New Organic Juice Bar Opens

Clean Juice, an organic juice bar franchise, is celebrating the grand opening of its first Sarasota location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday, March 10.

03/07/2018 By Staff

Data

St. Patrick's Day Spending Expected to Hit New High

The holiday is most popular among those ages 18-24, with 77 percent of those surveyed saying they plan to celebrate.

03/05/2018 By Staff

Retail

Surf, Skate Shop Opens New Location

Sarasota's Compound Boardshop, which sells gear for surfing, skateboarding, standup paddleboarding and more, recently opened a new location.

03/05/2018 By Staff

Fine find

Green Bay Packers Fan Finds Luck at Goodwill

A helmet worn by former Packers cornerback Tyrone Williams in the 1998 Super Bowl cost one local fan $4.99.

03/02/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Data

Retail Federation Expects Growth in 2018

The National Retail Federation expects sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2018, with growth in online and non-store sales at around 10 to 12 percent.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Retail

Amish Furniture Retailer Picks New Customer Experience Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands, which sells Amish furniture online under the brand name DutchCrafters, recently hired Amanda Stutzman.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Cars

Lexus Dealership Named 'Dealer of the Year'

Wilde Lexus Sarasota recently won the 2018 DealerRater Lexus Dealer of the Year Award.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Retail

Forum to Weigh Civil Rights, Religious Freedom

March 14 event asks, “Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?"

02/20/2018 By Staff