GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence, which remains relatively strong in the state despite a one-point drop in December, may prove to have little value in predicting Christmas sales based on early reports from this season’s retailers, say University of Florida economists.
GAINESVILLE — The nation’s retailers lost an estimated $25.7 billion last year from employee theft, shoplifting, administrative error and vendor fraud, according to the seventh annual National Retail Security Survey. The survey of retail security executives by researchers at the University of Florida was released today.
GAINESVILLE — You’ve eaten your Thanksgiving dinner, cleaned up the kitchen and scraped the leftovers into Fido’s dish. That’s easy for one family, but what do you do if you’re, say, Walt Disney World and you have 35 tons of leftovers to get rid of — every day of the year?
GAINESVILLE — If it seemed like the plastic light-up Santa Claus in the toy aisle was dangerously close to rubbing elbows with the Fourth of July Uncle Sam cutout over in lawn and garden, join the crowd: Most people think retailers are putting up their Christmas displays earlier than ever, according to a recent University of Florida survey.
GAINESVILLE — Even with a stock market experiencing some turbulence, Florida’s consumer confidence continued its uphill trend in October and pointed toward a happy holiday season for retailers, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE—For the seventh consecutive year, the market value of Florida’s citrus lands has declined as a growing population and foreign agricultural competition continued to take their toll, according to a recent statewide survey conducted at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
GAINESVILLE — This year’s list of Florida’s 100 fastest growing businesses is dominated by companies marketing computers and software, as well as human resource organizations including temporary employment firms, a University of Florida study has found.