Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Wal-Mart - page 3

Wal-Mart outsourcing security issue could make Democrats ‘natural allies’ in whiskey and Wheaties fight

in Peter/Top Headlines by

Chinese philosopher-general Sun Tzu once wrote: “Know your enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” This could also be valuable advice for Florida unions and Democrats — pick your battles wisely. The recent dust-up between unions and Wal-Mart over outsourcing security in Florida could impact another upcoming fight in the 2017 Legislative Session – the effort to tear down the wall of separation between groceries and liquor stores. Recently, the Tampa Bay Times estimated law enforcement in four Florida counties…

Keep Reading

Salvation Army feeling chill at Red Kettles, donations down this Christmas

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

One charity in Florida might be feeling a bit of winter chill, as people in the Tampa Bay area are keeping wallets and purses closed at iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles this season. As the holidays approach, Salvation Army donations are down by more than 12 percent across the Tampa Bay Area, according to Capt. Andrew Miller, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Tampa and Hillsborough County. “With less than three weeks left before Christmas, we’re hoping that shoppers will…

Keep Reading

Despite proof of innocence, Wal-Mart accuses, detains Tampa woman for shoplifting

in Local Courts by

Even after evidence of her innocence was brought to light, a woman was charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart. The woman, Vicki Carll, 57, is suing Wal-Mart for negligence that led to her being falsely detained and prosecuted. Carll is also suing Wal-Mart employees Arismendy Rosario and Rashad Kirkland. On Jan. 2, 2014, Carl headed to Wal-Mart to purchase dog food for Manny, her 11-year-old dog. While in the store, Carll browsed the aisles before going to the pet section. Carll placed…

Keep Reading

Retailers, health care gives Rick Scott committee big boost in August

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

The political committee backing Gov. Rick Scott has raised $135,000 in the second week of August, according to newly filed reports. Since Aug. 6, “Let’s Get to Work” brought in $50,000 apiece from Sovereign Healthcare Disbursements and Wal-Mart, with an additional $25,000 coming from the Florida Retail Federation and $10,000 coming from Bradenton-based BI Services. The income was offset by just $3,500 in expenditures between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, including $1,882 in printing expenses to Gandy Printers and $1,565…

Keep Reading

Chris Sprowls’ committee raises $122K in May

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The fundraising committee backing Chris Sprowls raised more than $120,000 in May, marking another strong fundraising month for the Pinellas Republican. State records show Floridians for Economic Freedom raised $122,000 in May. Since February 2015, the committee has raised $332,000. State records show nearly 70 percent of those contributions were given in the past three months. Sprowls appeared to clinch the 2021-22 speakership race in the final days of the 2016 legislative Session. The Palm Harbor Republican has a significant lead in the vote count,…

Keep Reading

Wal-Mart announces 130,000 veterans hired since 2013, nearly 8,000 in Florida

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Wal-Mart celebrates America’s enlisted personnel in one way that counts – providing them good jobs with the potential for promotion. The Arkansas-based retailer has hired 130,828 veterans since May 23, when  Wal-Mart announced Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, including nearly 8,000 veterans in the state of Florida. Of those 130,828 veteran hires, 15,176 have moved into jobs within Wal-Mart offering higher pay and greater responsibility. One of those Florida hires was Frank Marrs, a former Navy Master Chief Petty Officer in the…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top