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Intersection: Holiday Shopping


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The holiday shopping season is here and it should be a good one for Florida retailers, even though the average amount people are spending on gifts is less than last year.

We talk to James Miller from the Florida Retail Federation about what’s driving sales, how tourism affects profits, how small businesses are adapting to the surge in online shopping and what toys are the favorites.

Remember those wild haired Trolls dolls from the 90s? They’re back!


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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