The Sarasota-based Business Observer profiles Lakeland’s Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler, whose business has been transformed by an extensive database of Polk County parcels.
A remodel and rebranding of The Poor Porker at Main Street and Lake Avenue includes upgrades to a former service station that serves as performance venue: a new sound system with outdoor speakers, air conditioning, rustic floor tiles and wall hangings that include a textile tapestry.
A data-driven decision has paid off for a London-based company that built a Lakeland facility devoted to printing scratch-off lottery tickets in 2009. International Game Technology has doubled its local workforce to 300 and added 45,000 square feet to its plant. “Our business is worldwide; we wouldn’t be in Lakeland if it didn’t offer great global access,” said Keith Cash, the IGT veep who runs the Lakeland operation.
Lakeland-based Metrc, whose RFID technology helps regulators in 11 states track the marijuana supply chain, has received $50 million in funding from Tiger Global Management and Snoop Dogg’s cannabis-focused Casa Verde Capital.
LINKS: Metrc | parent company Franwell Inc. | Tiger Global Management | Casa Verde Capital | company background via Cannabis Business Executive
Crothall Healthcare Inc. plans to lay off 70 employees from its plant near I-4 and Kathleen Road Dec. 13, about a year after laying off another 183.
Early in his career, Rob Kincart pioneered in hazmat chemistry and then in regulation compliance. Then he turned that knowledge into a successful business.
The eagerly anticipated GreenWise Market planned for south Lakeland is projected to open in the first quarter of 2020 and will take up nearly one-third of a shopping center that will include another anchor store, Publix Super Markets executives said this morning. More
In an article that reviews the new GreenWise Market in Tallahassee and previews those coming to Lakeland and elsewhere, the Tampa Bay Times quotes “Supermarket Guru” Phil Lempert saying the “groceraunt” concept that Publix is testing is the wave of the future.
Uncle Nick’s, which has developed a following for its bagel sandwiches and Italian specialties, has closed its stores in downtown Lakeland, Edgewood Drive and Bradenton to focus on the original location, which opened three years ago at Shepherd Road and Old Highway 37. Co-owner Nick DeBellis Jr. said he has several offers to buy the downtown NoBay location and plans to sublease the four-unit space.