GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose six points to 90 in December, reflecting optimism about gas prices, the stock market and job growth, and boding well for holiday retailers, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence tumbled 11 points to 78 in September, its lowest level in 12 years, reflecting fears about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina combined with higher fuel costs, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cuba’s growing appetite for U.S. food exports is good news for American agricultural producers, but an end to the current embargo on imports from the island nation could mean both challenges and opportunities for Florida agriculture, says a University of Florida expert.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Described by researchers as the first of its kind in the world, the new Center for Food Distribution and Retailing at the University of Florida will help the nation’s $950 billion retail food industry provide consumers with high quality products at affordable prices.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to the University of Florida rose 5 percent to a record $494 million in 2004-05, due in part to a 10.8 percent increase in federal funding and a 16.5 percent increase in foundation awards.