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FRF has united retailers and served as The Voice of Florida Retailing for 75 years. There is no other state business association more experienced or qualified to represent Florida's retail industry because no other group has retailers as its priority.

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OSHA Hazard Communications

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register. This online course fulfills the OSHA requirements.

 

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program. We are pleased to continue this tradition! Thank you for all of the wonderful nominations! We are please to announce our winner...

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Retailer of the Year Award

From providing jobs to philanthropic support, retailers are vital to the communities they serve. Begun in 1999, the annual Retailer of the Year Award pays tribute to an outstanding retailer who demonstrates sound business practices and commitment to his or her employees, customers and communities. Thank you for your nominations!

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2014 Legislative Wrap-Up


Sine die! The 2014 Legislative Session has come to a close. We've summarized the issues and outcomes important to retailers in the 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up.

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2014 State of Florida Retailing Report

This report is dedicated to the many leaders who have helped create and shape the Florida Retail Federation, and to those who are steering its future.

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Main Street Fairness

The Florida Alliance for Main Street Fairness believes in standing up for businesses, consumers and taxpayers by closing the Internet Sales Tax Loophole. We’re a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our job is to educate private citizens, small businesses and elected officials about the costs and consequences of a massive sales tax loophole that’s allowing out-of-state internet giants to prey on Florida’s Main Street merchants.
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Share a Little Sunshine

Florida’s tourism body, Visit Florida, has launched a new campaign to attract more visitors to Florida. Titled ‘Share a little sunshine’, the campaign encourages residents to share photographs, invitations and recommendations with friends and family in order for them to visit on holiday.

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Florida Jobs Info

Florida retailers added 55,000 jobs from December 2012 to December 2013, an annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, according to the January release of employment numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). In all, retail trade accounted for nearly a third of the 192,900 jobs created in Florida in 2013, and topped the statewide job growth rate of 2.6 percent.

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Online Education Courses

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Legislative Session Convenes

March 3, 2015
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2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Congratulations to this
year's winner!
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FRF's 2014 Fall Meeting in conjunction with the FPMA Conference of Committees was a huge success. Councils engaged on a spectrum of topics and news-worthy issues. Multiple standing ovations were given during the much anticipated Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY) awards ceremony and dinner. Petroleum and Retail industry members played golf side by side with a healthy dose of friendly competition at our FPMA Scholarship golf tournament. Congressman Gus Bilirakis spoke to the group about important upcoming and ongoing legislative issues in Washington. Both the FRF and FPMA memberships look forward to many more combined meetings down the road.

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In our continuing efforts to keep you up-to-date with the current news and happenings from across the Industry, the Retail Beverage Council would like to share with you the following articles from this last week, from John Bodnovich, Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees Association (ABL):

Cocktail of Trouble for Liquor Makers Diageo, Rémy Cointreau and LVMH
China Sales Still on the Slide with U.S., European Markets Patchy

Read more: RBC Update from ABL 10-20-14

imageSales tax data for the first seven months of the year, released by Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research, confirms our outlook of a gradually strengthening economy, driven by Tourism and Investment-related spending, shown in Table 1. Employment growth, with about 117,500 new jobs in the first 7 months of this year, also supports this trend. The industries more closely associated with Tourism and Investment – Leisure & Hospitality, Construction and Professional & Business Services – have reported the largest increase in employment as we enter the fourth quarter of 2014.

Read more: WEG Florida Business Barometer

imageIndustry News Update

In an effort to keep you up-to-date with the current news and happenings from across the Industry, the Retail Beverage Council would like to share with you the following articles from John Bodnovich, Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees Association (ABL).

Read more: RBC Update from ABL 10-14-14

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Florida Business Barometer

imageSales tax data for the first seven months of the year, released by Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research.
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Represents all sectors of the cosmetology industry, including schools, salons, manufacturers and distributors.

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Represents Florida's grocery industry and keeps its members aware of legislative and regulatory issues and events affecting their industry.

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Represents and protects Florida's retail pharmacy industry.

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Members of the Retail Beverage Council include major national retailers along with many independent retailers of all sizes.

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The Florida Retail Federation Sustainability Council is comprised of Florida retailers that have identified environmental and sustainability issues as an important factor in the operation of their companies.

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Represents members whose target market is primarily out-of-state tourism and in-state vacationers.

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Works with the Retail Centers at both Florida State University and the University of Florida to ensure curricula properly prepares students for professional careers in the retail industry and reviews additional professional education and development programs.

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Legislative Days at the Capitol
February 4-7

OSHA Training

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574).

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Florida Retail Foundation

Committed to enhancing and supporting Florida’s retailing industry. read more

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Chairman's Circle

is comprised of suppliers, distributors, technology solutions providers, information resources. read more

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AmericasMart

FRF members have special access to Atlanta's AmericasMart.®
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