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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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Fall Meeting

Registration is open for the FRF 2014 Fall Meeting! Great speakers, informative meetings, many networking opportunities and much more!

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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.

2014 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

OSHA
Pharmacy
Beauty Industry

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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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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

imageBy Stacey Soble/Salon Today | September 26, 2014
Photo Source: Salon Today

Joanne Powers, President – CEO, Shear Art Salon, North/South; CEO, The Salon Professional Academy 
Heather Bagby, Vice president, Shear Art Salons; Senior director of development, Summit Salon Business Center

Mother and daughter Joanne Powers and Heather Bagby make a dynamic duo in the salon industry. Together they run Shear Art Salons in Tampa, Florida, and Bagby also is a partner of and the senior director of development of the Summit Salon Business Center, the world’s largest seminar, consulting and training company for the salons and spas. Their journey began when Powers began her cosmetology career in 1976, opening her first salon ten years later. In 2003, she became a graduate of the Summit Salon Business Center, and in 2005 she opened The Salon Professional Academy and currently serves as its chief executive officer.

Read more: 2014 Women of Vision: Joanne Powers and Heather Bagby

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Three weeks ago, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (DOACS) informed us that some grocers were selling meat contrary to the Department’s rules and regulations. Since then, we have met with DOACS, and we would now like to share our collaborative updates with you.

Please see the attached document regarding meat pricing rules for your convenience. Please contact me if you have any questions (850.222.4082).

imageWe are looking forward to having you join us for a lively discussion on hot topics in Loss Prevention at our upcoming meeting on October 15th from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at Saddlebrook Resort. We will gather in conjunction with the Florida Retail Federation Fall Meeting and encourage you to take part in council meetings of interest to you and your line of work. During our meeting, we will be preparing for the second annual 2015 Loss Prevention Conference, for which your input is greatly needed. Additionally, we will address details of the alliance with FLEPRU, thus creating a Florida ORCA group and operational website—you need to hear about this! The Loss Prevention Council Meeting AGENDA can be viewed here for your reference and convenience. In addition, we have invited special guests to share best practices to prevent skimming, fuel theft and other threats.

Read more: Loss Prevention Council Update 9/17

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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

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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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