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Florida Retail Federation Accepting Nominations for 2016 Florida Retailer of the Year Award

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2016
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TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, is now accepting nominations for its prestigious Florida Retailer of the Year award, which recognizes an outstanding retailer for sound business practices, and a commitment to their employees, customers and communities. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 25.

“Florida’s retail industry plays such an important role in the success of our state, and we are excited to shine the spotlight on those retailers who contribute to that success while also supporting their local community,” said FRF President/CEO Randy Miller. “We ask consumers of these retailers to support their favorite businesses by nominating them for this prestigious award.”

Eligible businesses are those with sales volume of $5 million or less and have a physical presence in the operation and/or management of the retail business. People interested in nominating a retailer may nominate more than one, self-nominations are allowed and the business does not have to be an FRF member. Nominations can be submitted online by filing out this form or by completing this PDF nomination form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 227 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.

The business selected as Retailer of the Year will be recognized before a statewide audience during the Retail Smarter Symposium June 8 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg. The Florida Retailer of the Year award was started in 1999, and was awarded last year to Jon & Betsy Hughes of the Track Shack in Orlando.

Founded in 1937, the Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide three out of every four jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year. In fact, more than three out of four of Florida’s budget dollars come from retail-related activity. For more information, visit the FRF website, and follow FRF on Facebook and Twitter.

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