Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail

Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail
Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail

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.  

Original Broadcast Date: 

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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