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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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Sunshine Food, Beverage & Fuel Expo

Exciting New RBC Expo! The Retail Beverage Council is partnering with the Florida Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association to present the 2014 Sunshine Food, Beverage & Fuel Expo, Florida’s premier convention and trade show, August 23-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek! The event is open to all in Florida’s alcohol beverage industry. Join us for this exciting new trade show!

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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 and are currently seeking nominations for the annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award (LEOY). The deadline to nominate officers for consideration is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

If you sell clothing, footwear, certain accessories or certain school supplies in the State of Florida, the upcoming Sales Tax Holiday may impact your business.  The three-day tax holiday is in effect from Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, 2014.

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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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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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Online Education Courses

OSHA
Pharmacy
Beauty Industry

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Small Business Quarterly

Delivers practical info to help you increase the bottom line.
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2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Award!
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imageThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is drafting new regulations for tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco and cigars.

We encourage you to read the comments submitted today by the U.S. Petroleum Marketers Association of America. If you would like to add your own comments on the FDA Proposed Rule before the August 8 deadline, you can do so using this link - CLICK HERE

Read more: Comments on Proposed FDA Tobacco Rule

imageRetailers ready for expanded back-to-school sales tax holiday August 1-3

This year’s tax holiday increases price of tax-exempt clothing items to $100, and first $750 of computers and accessories

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is bigger and better this year, and the Florida Retail Federation is working to educate consumers about some important changes in tax-exempt items. This year, the sales tax exemption for clothing items has been increased to $100 or less per item (up from $75 or less per item in 2013). In addition, the sales tax exemption for personal computers and certain computer-related accessories will be on the first $750 of the sales price. Retailers say that will expand the list of tax-exempt items, and they expect an average increase of at least 30 percent in store traffic over the weekend because of the sales tax holiday. (Download the FRF's one-page flier here.)

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Introducing the Floridagram - a new, free way for your business and visitors to promote your destination through shared vacation photos.

Brought to you by FRF partner VISIT FLORIDA, the Floridagram is a 15-second, celebrity-narrated video slideshow that is shareable through your social media channels.

Read more: Log-in and Learn with VISIT FLORIDA

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Tallahassee, FL – July 2014 – Sustainable Florida, the state’s premier organization promoting a better social, environmental and economic future, seeks nominations for the annual Best Practice Awards. Awards are presented in several categories including Leadership, Large and Small Business, Non‐Profit, Government, Green Building and Business Partnership.

The nomination deadline is August 1. The nomination process and judging is done entirely online on the Sustainable Florida website.

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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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Mark Your Calendar

Back-to-School
Sales Tax Holiday

Aug 1 - 3
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Sunshine Food,
Beverage & Fuel Expo

Aug 23 - 26
Orlando
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Fall Meeting
October 14 - 16
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Florida Retail Foundation

Committed to enhancing and supporting Florida’s retailing industry.

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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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