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March 11, 2014

Publix Super Markets’ VP of distribution Richard Schuler is retiring May 2, after 40 years of service. Succeeding Schuler is Publix veteran Casey Suarez, who will assume the role May 3.

Publix Super Markets’ VP of distribution Richard Schuler is retiring May 2, after 40 years of service. Succeeding Schuler is Publix veteran Casey Suarez, who will assume the role May 3.

February 14, 2014

For the 36th year Coca-Cola has aligned itself with one of Miami’s biggest parties, the annual festival known as Calle Ocho that is held each year in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood.

For the 36th year Coca-Cola has aligned itself with one of Miami’s biggest parties, the annual festival known as Calle Ocho that is held each year in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood.
 
The company is offering exclusive opportunities to meet and greet a variety of musicians at the festival, which will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

February 4, 2014

Amazon did a bit of Valentine’s Day data mining of sales of romance novels and sexy music to come up with its fifth annual list of the nation’s top 20 romantic cities. And people are worried about the NSA’s activities?

Amazon did a bit of Valentine’s Day data mining of sales of romance novels and sexy music to come up with its fifth annual list of the nation’s top 20 romantic cities. And people are worried about the NSA’s activities?

December 12, 2013

After more than 46 years of service, Publix Super Markets Miami division VP Bill Fauerbach has announced his decision to retire at the end of March 2014. Stepping into the role in his place will be Kevin Murphy on April 1.

After more than 46 years of service, Publix Super Markets Miami division VP Bill Fauerbach has announced his decision to retire at the end of March 2014. Stepping into the role in his place will be Kevin Murphy on April 1.

“Bill helped grow our culture and build a solid foundation on which the Miami division will continue to grow. We thank him for his many contributions, and he will be missed by us all,” said Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw.

December 12, 2013

After more than 46 years of service, Publix Super Markets Miami division VP Bill Fauerbach has announced his decision to retire at the end of March 2014. Stepping into the role in his place will be Kevin Murphy on April 1.

After more than 46 years of service, Publix Super Markets Miami division VP Bill Fauerbach has announced his decision to retire at the end of March 2014. Stepping into the role in his place will be Kevin Murphy on April 1.

“Bill helped grow our culture and build a solid foundation on which the Miami division will continue to grow. We thank him for his many contributions, and he will be missed by us all,” said Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw.

July 22, 2013

A new era in television technology emerged at Best Buy this weekend which takes screen thickness, picture quality and price points to unprecedented levels.

A new era in television technology emerged at Best Buy this weekend which takes screen thickness,  picture quality and price points to unprecedented levels.

Best Buy’s high end Magnolia shop in located inside its Richfield, Minn., store became the first U.S. retailer to sell LG Electronic’s OLED HDTV. The 55 inch OLED (organic light emitting diode) television features a super thin curved screen that is less than a quarter of an inch thick and retails for $14,999.

June 18, 2013

Simon Property Group is employing a novel strategy to generate traffic to some of its signature properties that appeal to well-heeled South American tourists.

Simon Property Group is employing a novel strategy to generate traffic to some of its signature properties that appeal to well-heeled South American tourists.

June 12, 2013

PureFormulas, a growing e-retailers that offers high-grade natural health supplements, has appointed William Perez as its CIO. Perez is a 17-year veteran in the technology world with 13 years of experience in the Internet operation space.

MIAMI — PureFormulas, a growing e-retailer that offers natural health supplements, has appointed William Perez as its CIO. Perez is a 17-year veteran in the technology world with 13 years of experience in the Internet operation space.

“We’re excited to welcome Willy to the team,” said CEO José Prendes. “He will be instrumental in our continued growth strategy and will help take our entire interactive operation and customer experience to the next level.”

May 10, 2013

Miami City Ballet’s Board of Trustees today elected former Macy’s executive Susan D. Kronick as its new president of the board.

Miami, Fla. — Miami City Ballet’s Board of Trustees today elected former Macy’s executive Susan D. Kronick as its new president of the board.

April 15, 2013

Sony Electronics is expanding its retail footprint by opening three newly remodeled Sony Stores and several brand new Sony Gallery experiences. The company also unveiled a smaller-store format called Sony Gallery.

SAN DIEGO — Sony Electronics is expanding its retail footprint by opening three newly remodeled Sony Stores and several brand new Sony Gallery experiences. The company also unveiled a smaller-store format called Sony Gallery.

Following the debut of the redesigned Sony Store in the Simon Mall Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., Sony announced it will open three new concept stores located in Miami, San Diego, and Orlando, Fla. The remodels will bring the total of U.S. redesigned stores to eight.

April 4, 2013

Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced Procter & Gamble as the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced Procter & Gamble as the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13. This is P&G's first year as the presenting sponsor of the Hispanicize event.

April 4, 2013

Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced Procter & Gamble as the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced Procter & Gamble as the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13. This is P&G's first year as the presenting sponsor of the Hispanicize event.

January 2, 2013

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JANUARY

January 8-11: Consumer Electronics Association International CES show in Las Vegas. Visit www.cesweb.org.

January 13-16. The National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo in New York. Visit www.nrf.com/annual13

July 10, 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.6% in July compared with the same month last year, and modest year-over-year increases are expected through the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

WASHINGTON — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.6% in July compared with the same month last year, and modest year-over-year increases are expected through the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

January 12, 2012

Target is bringing the experience of small, independent shops to the masses with its next design partnership, “The Shops at Target.”

Target is bringing the experience of small, independent shops to the masses with its next design partnership, “The Shops at Target.”

Launching May 16 for a six-week run in all Target stores and online, “The Shops at Target” will provide customers with the feel of visiting some of the world’s most unique boutiques without having to travel beyond their nearest Target store. 

October 17, 2011

Juan Pablo Montoya may not have had the year he would have liked on the NASCAR circuit where he drives the number 42 Target Chevrolet, but his collective accomplishments throughout an illustrious racing career have earned him a sport in the Miami Sports Hall of Champions.

Juan Pablo Montoya may not have had the year he would have liked on the NASCAR circuit where he drives the number 42 Target Chevrolet, but his collective accomplishments throughout an illustrious racing career have earned him a sport in the Miami Sports Hall of Champions.

October 17, 2011

Juan Pablo Montoya may not have had the year he would have liked on the NASCAR circuit where he drives the number 42 Target Chevrolet, but his collective accomplishments throughout an illustrious racing career have earned him a sport in the Miami Sports Hall of Champions.

Juan Pablo Montoya may not have had the year he would have liked on the NASCAR circuit where he drives the number 42 Target Chevrolet, but his collective accomplishments throughout an illustrious racing career have earned him a sport in the Miami Sports Hall of Champions.

August 9, 2011

Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity. Enter Sports Authority, which is answering the need for sporting goods by opening six news stores on Aug. 13. The six new stores will open in five states nationwide, in the major markets of Miami, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Milwaukee, the company reported.

The store locations will be as follows:

  • Miami Beach, Fla. at 3401 N. Miami Ave.

August 9, 2011

Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity. Enter Sports Authority, which is answering the need for sporting goods by opening six news stores on Aug. 13. The six new stores will open in five states nationwide, in the major markets of Miami, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Milwaukee, the company reported.

The store locations will be as follows:

  • Miami Beach, Fla. at 3401 N. Miami Ave.

June 21, 2011

Macy's announced that its "Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go" food truck tour will kick off in Miami on June 28. T

NEW YORK — Macy's announced that its "Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go" food truck tour will kick off in Miami on June 28. The first-ever tour will feature a chef from Macy's Culinary Council at each stop. MCC chefs include Cat Cora, Todd English and Marcus Samuelsson.

May 31, 2011

Winn-Dixie has completed the remodeling of its Miami-area store in Aventura that wil better cater to the community's Jewish residents with expanded kosher offerings.

MIAMI, Fla.  — Winn-Dixie has completed the remodeling of its Miami-area store in Aventura that wil better cater to the community's Jewish residents with expanded kosher offerings.

The remodeled store also featuresa cleaner and more modern and attractive setting, hardwood flooring throughout the produce, deli and bakery departments, and a dedicated area offering free Wi-Fi access and complimentary coffee, the company reported.

February 3, 2011

Walmart SVP brand marketing Tony Rogers was recently added to the program at the Symphony IRI Group’s annual summit to be held this year in Miami on March 28 to 30. Rogers will join Univision Communications EVP corporate research, Elizabeth Ellers, for a presentation titled, “Making Hispanics Your Competitive Advantage at Retail.”

The SymphonyIRI Group event usually draws a good crowd thanks to what is typically a great venue (this year it’s the Fontainebleau Miami Beach) and a solid lineup of speakers.

Walmart SVP brand marketing Tony Rogers was recently added to the program at the Symphony IRI Group’s annual summit to be held this year in Miami on March 28 to 30. Rogers will join Univision Communications EVP corporate research, Elizabeth Ellers, for a presentation titled, “Making Hispanics Your Competitive Advantage at Retail.”

February 3, 2011

It’s been more than five years since Walmart introduced its goals of being supplied 100% by renewable energy, creating zero waste and selling products that sustain people and the environment. These audacious goals initially fell under the umbrella of sustainability, but now we get word out of Miami that sustainability has been transformed to “sustainagility.”

At least that is how Walmart Latin America CEO Eduardo Solorzano referred to the company’s environmental and resource conservation efforts during an annual “Outlook of the Americas” luncheon presented by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce.

It’s been more than five years since Walmart introduced its goals of being supplied 100% by renewable energy, creating zero waste and selling products that sustain people and the environment. These audacious goals initially fell under the umbrella of sustainability, but now we get word out of Miami that sustainability has been transformed to “sustainagility.”

January 11, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies has signed a lease for a new 14,000-sq.-ft. store in North Miami. With a store opening planned for the summer of 2011, North Miami will be the company's 29th store location and its first new store opening since the airport location opened in 2007.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacies has signed a lease for a new 14,000-sq.-ft. store in North Miami. With a store opening planned for the summer of 2011, North Miami will be the company's 29th store location and its first new store opening since the airport location opened in 2007.

December 14, 2010

Taking the long view of what is expected to be moderate consumer demand in the United States, it is apparent the primary sources of growth for retailers are to gain share from competitors and capture a larger share of wallet from existing customers. It’s why there is so much effort expended on the loyalty front, as retailers know success is dependent on keeping existing customers happy and rewarding them ever more generously for their loyalty. Target’s 5% Rewards program is a good example, but it is only one of many, and looking ahead to 2011 and beyond the whole area of loyalty is ripe for the expansion of experimental initiatives and the development of new ones that address deficiencies of the shopping experience.

Target is already experimenting with the Shopkick mobile application that allows users to receive points and other money-saving incentives such as coupons just for entering Target stores. Just last month the company began offering the location-based app at 242 stores in such major markets as Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York and San Francisco. Target has been aggressive on the mobile front and offers a robust app for its tech-savvy shoppers so it would seem likely the company would expand the location based concept after the holidays whether it is with Shopkick or another provider.

But why stop there? Most of the loyalty efforts in the retail world tend to focus on savings incentives, but shopper loyalty is driven by the experience as well. Airlines understand this and offer their most valuable customers preferential treatment in the form of seat selection and check-in. Those concepts would seem to apply well to the retail world as shoppers who achieve elite status based of their volume of spending would have access to a dedicated checkout lane.

Taking the long view of what is expected to be moderate consumer demand in the United States, it is apparent the primary sources of growth for retailers are to gain share from competitors and capture a larger share of wallet from existing customers. It’s why there is so much effort expended on the loyalty front, as retailers know success is dependent on keeping existing customers happy and rewarding them ever more generously for their loyalty.