Business Category Subscribe to RSS Feed

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Food safety is among top concerns for Floridians, UF/IFAS survey finds

Published: Dec 3rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food safety is near the top of most Floridians’ concerns, behind only the economy and health care, a survey released today by the University of Florida shows.

UF: Florida’s consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: Nov 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month’s drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.

Shutdown spurs big drop in Floridians’ confidence in economy

Published: Oct 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified citrus cultivars, in this case 16 citrus rootstocks, most of […]

UF: Florida’s consumer confidence continues downward trend

Published: Sep 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence declined one point in September to 76, continuing a four-month slide, according to a University of Florida survey.

New report shows UF among nation’s leaders in startup launches

Published: Sep 18th, 2013

SVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida helped create 15 startups last year, ranking fourth nationally just behind leading institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a new report.

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Published: Sep 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner, it won’t be long before Florida-grown strawberries appear in grocery aisles.

Survey finds concern about impact of interest rates on Florida real estate markets

Published: Sep 11th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising interest rates could dampen the recovery of Florida’s real estate market, a new University of Florida survey suggests.