Shop Talk

Seven Must-Haves Finds for the Holiday Season

Embrace the hygge movement.

11/16/2018 By Heather Dunhill

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

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

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

'Shoptember' Retail Promotion Returns

The promotion is intended to encourage retail business during a typically slow month, slower than usual this year because of red tide.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Up in July

American consumer confidence ticked up slightly in July, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Good Jeans

'Queen of Jeans' Diane Gilman Talks Shop

"My jeans represent hope in a pant leg."

07/20/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Food

New Lucky's Market Coming to Venice

The Colorado-based supermarket chain Lucky's Market plans to open a new store in Venice within the next two years.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Tourism

St. Armands Circle Named to Travel Website's 'Hall of Fame'

St. Armands Circle was recently named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Travel Savvy

Seven Must-Haves For Your Summer Vacation

Everything you need for your next trip.

06/25/2018 By Heather Dunhill

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

Beating the Heat

How to Beat the Heat This Summer—and Still Look Cool

Sizzling summer accessories with a cooling vibe.

05/30/2018 By Heather Dunhill

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

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