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Back-to-school spending to increase this year, Florida retailers say

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Florida families can expect to increase spending on school supplies this year, says the state’s premier trade association representing retailers. With the recent news that Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday was included in the state’s final budget and expanded to a record 10 days, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) says it means good things are in store for Florida merchants. “Thanks to the commitment of both the Florida Legislature and Governor Scott on expanding the back-to-school sales tax holiday, the timing…

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Florida retailers say dads can expect more, bigger gifts this Father’s Day

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This Sunday, dads across the country can expect to score a number of goodies on Father’s Day: ties, tickets, gadgets and more. As the economy continues to improve, Florida retailers say fathers can expect to receive more – and slightly bigger — gifts than they did last year. According to the Florida Retail Federation, the state’s leading sales trade association, the annual Father’s Day Spending Survey for 2015 found the average person will spend $115.57 on gifts for dads, up from…

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