© 2024 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
You Count on Us, We Count on You: Donate to WUSF to support free, accessible journalism for yourself and the community.

Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail

Madison Marquette
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 @FloridaMattersor email FloridaMatters@wusf.org.  

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.