Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter @maggiemenderski The National Retail Federation says the average holiday shopper will spend an estimated $967 this year.That’ll go toward gifts under the tree, food on the table and paper, ribbons and bows.But where does that money actually go when it leaves your account?If you’re buying your holiday cookies, eggnog and ham at Publix, that tab will stay in Florida, but some of it will leave here for the grocer's headquarters in Lakeland. Winn-Dixie, too, will...
With consumer confidence rising, spending is expected to increase this season over 2016. Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter @maggiemenderski
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.Or so retailers are hoping.After months of industry trauma that’s had some legacy brands seeming about as healthy as a Christmas tree in February, some major retailers are looking about as needy as a holiday charity case.Stores have closed at an alarming rate.
An outdoor rink is in the works next to the shopping center. Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter @maggiemenderski
If you’ve ever wanted to ice skate through our corner of paradise, now’s your chance.This time next week, an outdoor skating rink is going to be nestled among the strings of illuminated palm trees, Christmas trees and light displays in University Town Center.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".