Sprouts confirms Florida expansion

Sprouts Farmers Market has finally confirmed its plans to expand in the Sunshine State. The Phoenix-based grocer (Nasdaq: SFM) in a regulatory filing Tuesday listed Florida as a “mid-term expansion market,” along with Carolinas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Sprouts has been rumored for several years to be entering Florida. At least three locations in Tampa…

Zika risks threaten Miami construction sites

Construction sites can be fertile breeding and feeding grounds for mosquitoes, and with the Zika virus in part of Miami while dozens of projects are underway, that has raised significant concerns. The CDC has warned people that Zika could be transmitted by mosquitoes in a one-square-mile area including the Wynwood and Midtown neighborhoods, and part…