• 1 FRF Becomes the First Trade Association to Offer Private Health Insurance Exchange
  • 2 Join FRF Today and Take Advantage of our Member Benefits
  • 3 The 2015 Florida Loss Prevention Conference is Now Taking Registrations
  • 4 Register for the 2015 Fall Meeting at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  • 5 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Dinner Registration
  • 6 FRF to Launch Florida Grocers Association in the coming weeks
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Your Member Guide to Business Regulation in the State of Florida

regulatory-70Each year the Florida Retail Federation publishes its Business Regulation guide, which contains information about each of the state agencies that influence the way our members manage their business. This is your go to reference for understanding what they are and how they operate.

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Your Government Affairs Team Advocates on Your Behalf Year Round

regulatory-70The mission of FRF's Advocacy, Intervention and Political Team is to maintain a favorable economic climate for retailers and their suppliers to grow and prosper. We advocate and intervene on behalf of the retail industry before the state's legislative, regulatory and judicial bodies to promote the interests of businesses large and small.

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Member Benefits and Services that Will Help Lead to Your Success

regulatory-70Membership in FRF can help businesses of all sizes and types cut their costs, grow revenue,and increase their bottom lines. Many retailers have found that the savings derived by using even one of FRF’s value-added programs can more than offset their annual dues investment. Let us find a solution that fits your needs.

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World Class Education

Our courses provide certification for required training in a variety of regulatory areas, including OSHA, Pharmacy and Cosmotology.

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FRF's Advocacy, Intervention and Political Team pursues favorable economic climate for retailers and their suppliers.

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Increased Bottom Line

Our bankcard, workers comp, retirement services. will help you cut costs, grow revenue and increase your bottom line.

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  • 06 Oct
    Board of Pharmacy Meeting 09:00 AM

    Board of Pharmacy Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

  • 12 Oct
    Florida Board of Cosmetology Meeting 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    The Board of Cosmetology is responsible for licensing and regulating cosmetology. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal

  • 13 Oct
    2nd Annual FRF Loss Prevention Conference 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    2015 Loss Prevention Conference Our Loss Prevention Conference is the state’s premier event dedicated to sharing the latest industry news, trends, technology and techniques to ensure your business

  • 21 Oct
    2015 Fall Meeting 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    As in the past, this meeting will be held in conjunction with FPMA's Confrence of Committees and Fall board meeting. This year's highlights will include the Annual PetroPAC golf tournament and Legislator

  • 06 Oct - 23 Oct
  • 22 Oct - 02 Dec
  • 20 Jan - 01 Aug

FRF Updates

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Video Updates

2015 Retailer of the Year

Legislative Update

2015 Sine Die Speach

Retail News

  • FRF / Sep 30, 2015 Publix Super Markets Charities Donates $4 Million to Habitat for Humanity Affiliates
    Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced today that it would donate $4 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast. The donation will provide funding to build 40 new houses in 2016 as well as increase support to more than 60 affiliates whom the Foundation currently funds. This generous donation continues the Foundation’s commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves through additional financial support for housing. The average price to sponsor a house is $77,000.
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  • FRF / Sep 30, 2015 5 ways mobile has changed retail forever
    Smartphones are transforming so many aspects of marketing. Brick and mortar retail is no exception. Many retailers started taking mobile seriously when consumers began using phones to compare prices and get product information right in store aisles.
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  • FRF / Apr 21, 2015 Member Profile: Shell Lumber & Hardware
    FRF member Shell Lumber & Hardware will accept the Tools of the Trade Award at the 2015 Golden Hammer Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas May 5 during the National Hardware Show.
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  • FRF / Apr 14, 2015 Historic Year for U.S. Convenience Stores
    Convenience continues to resonate with consumers, with record in-store sales of nearly $215 billion and overall industry sales closing in on $700 billion in 2014.
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  • FRF / Mar 31, 2015 At Bealls Outlet, he's the king of a good deal
    Unlike what you'd find in its sister department stores, the dress or pair of shoes a shopper sees one day in an outlet store might not be there the next. That's the beauty of the hunt, says Dave Alves, president of the Bradenton company's outlet store division.
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  • FRF / Mar 12, 2015 PetSmart goes private as $8.7B sale closes

    Group of investors completes buyout of pet store retailer.

    Associated Press


    NEW YORK — PetSmart said Wednesday that it has been taken private, as a group of investors led by the buyout firm BC Partners completed their $8.7 billion acquisition of the pet store retailer.

    PetSmart President and CEO David Lenhart and Chairman Gregory Josefowicz are stepping down as part of the deal. Michael Massey is being named president and CEO, and Raymond Svider is the new non-executive chairman. Massey is the former CEO of Collective Brands Inc., which owns Payless ShoeSource, and Svider is managing partner at BC Partners.

    Lenhart became CEO of PetSmart in June 2013, the same time Josefowicz became chairman. Lenhart became president of the company in April 2014.

    In early July the activist hedge fund manager Jana Capital disclosed that it had taken a stake in PetSmart and had become the Phoenix-based company’s largest shareholder. Jana Partners said it wanted to talk to PetSmart’s board about a possible sale of the company and other changes that it said would improve company performance. Another major shareholder, Longview Asset Management, also pushed for the sale.

    PetSmart said at the time that it would consider putting itself up for sale and would cut costs. On Dec. 14, the company said it would be taken private in a deal that valued the company at $83 per share. That was a 39 percent premium to its closing price on July 2. PetSmart Inc. shareholders approved the sale on Friday. The company operates about 1,387 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

    The company’s shares rose 4 cents to $82.99 in afternoon trading. The stock was scheduled to be delisted after the close of trading Wednesday.

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How to Tap it, Wrap it and Scrap it:

Retail Perspectives on Water, Packaging and Product Stewardship


Please join us for this event!





Wednesday, October 13

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel
Orchid Room
One Grand Cypress Blvd
Orlando, FL 32836

Agenda of Featured Speakers:


9: 15 - 9:45

Nate Hurst, Director of Sustainability for Walmart
Packaging is at the nexus of every global supply chain and customer relationship because for nearly every product sold in stores, there is both primary and secondary packaging. Together with its suppliers, Walmart is making great strides to improve packaging and reduce its footprint on the environment. Mr. Hurst will share Walmart’s experiences and provide insight on working with manufacturers and vendors to create innovative packaging solutions.

9:45 - 10:15

Besty Dorn, Senior Consultant with RW Beck
With extensive experience advising public and private entities on packaging and product initiatives, Ms. Dorn is well-suited to provide insight to retailers on the future of packaging.

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 -11:00

Laura Bishop, Senior Director Government Relations of Best Buy Co. Inc. Best Buy has been a retail leader in the area of product stewardship and E-watse Ms. Bishop will share with us about Best Buy’s initiatives and provide guidance on best practices.

11:00 - 11:30

Kirby Green, Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District
Mr. Green will share an overview of water issues in northeast and east-central Florida and provide information about the St. Johns River Water Management District’s proposed plans for heightened water conservation, including establishing water conservation goals for specific users.


There is no cost to attend!

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