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Increased food spending, lower gas prices give Florida retailers boost for Independence Day

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With Independence Day arriving Tuesday, retailers expect a surge in one of the things Americans do best – eat. The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) predicts Americans will spend more than $7.1 billion for Independence Day weekend on food items for picnics, barbecues and other celebrations. That’s an increase of about $2 in per-person spending over 2016. FRF President and CEO R. Scott Shalley said the spending boost will benefit grocers across the Sunshine State, “Independence Day weekend is the most…

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