Consumers may continue to eat out about four times a week on average, but their dining satisfaction at full-service places is stagnating — and even falling among fast-food joints. Those trends suggest consumers are not likely to spend more money at restaurants even as the economy improves.
I have this recurring vision of a producer from the TV show Hoarders knocking on our door, saying they heard we have six grills around our patio and they think it's time for an intervention.
Literally and figuratively, frozen food is not a hot business. The meals are cold and sales are down. Consumers are shifting to fresher options. So the frozen food aisle may seem like the last place you'd seen innovation in your local grocery store.
The owners of Alma at John's Pass in Madeira Beach filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week.
A Walmart store in Brandon that closed unexpectedly in April will reopen by the end of this year.
The days of heading to the mall just to shop are about over.
Bass Pro Shops has set July 29 as the opening day for its first store in the Tampa Bay area.
ST. PETE BEACH — A landmark in St. Pete Beach and the local art world is closing. Nancy Markoe Fine American Crafts Gallery just south of the Loews Don CeSar Hotel will soon go dark.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — A $1.3 million retail complex is slated to be completed by the end of the year in the city's Triangle business district.
ST. PETERSBURG — Landing Company at 282 Beach Drive NE is an addition to the retail strand. It's an expansion of the Landing Company's original store at John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach.