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Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail

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Hyde Park Village in Tampa

Shopping as we know it is changing fast. Big box stores are vanishing; Amazon is going bricks and mortar. What does it all mean for the health of our local economy?

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about how the retail industry is adapting to survive in an increasingly digital world. We also discuss the role retail will play in some of the major developments going on in our area, like Water Street Tampa and Midtown Tampa.

Our guests include:

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer: Senior Reporter with the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Paul Rutledge: First Vice President, Retail Brokerage in CBRE’s Tampa office

David Ortinau, PhD: Marketing professor at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business

You can hear our conversation about retail continue on our podcast Florida Matters More.

Have your shopping patterns changed over the years? Do you prefer to shop in physical storefronts or online? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page, tweet @FloridaMatters or email FloridaMatters@wusf.org.  

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.