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Last updated: 09/12/2017 - 12:09

We check in with Florida retailers to see how they have been impacted by the storm

Last updated: 09/08/2017 - 14:00

Surf Expo got underway Thursday in Orlando with a backdrop of a major hurricane bearing down on Florida


Last updated: 09/06/2017 - 09:42

Hurricane Irma is looming as a potential threat to Florida and parts of the East Coast, and Surf Expo has shortened the length of its show as a result

Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:18

Today, we take a look at some of the most recent U.S. tourism figures, including to California, Florida and Hawaii. You might be surprised to see that while domestic travel is slowing, international travel remains steady - and for the Canadians, at least, robust.

That's certainly the story in Hawaii. 


Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:16

I tacked on an extra day to my Surf Expo trip to check out some Florida stores. I'm glad I did. I saw some interesting brand positioning and prices at surf and skate shops as well as department stores and national chains. RVCA was talked about at the mall and at the beach. I learned that non-action sports juniors brand BB Dakota was a favorite at a core surf and skate shop.

Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:15

Tourist travel and spending in three key industry states slipped, and forecasts from Hawaii, California and Florida call for 2009 to be even lower.

Last updated: 05/12/2013 - 23:47
I spent several hours at the Florida Mall in Orlando visiting the stores of industry brands, industry customers and industry competitors. I gathered a lot of interesting info.