Carvana Brings Car Vending Machine To Tampa


Marking its second car vending machine in Florida, Carvana has rolled out a new one in Tampa. The machine is eight stories tall and holds up to 32 vehicles, the company said in an announcement. The machine is the eighth of its kind in the U.S. Carvana already has car vending machines in cities such as Houston, Nashville and Raleigh. The idea behind the machines is to allow consumers to skip the car dealership and use Carvana’s website to shop through 10,000 vehicles.

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Super Bowl LIII and Tampa Bay Rays lead push for cashless concessions

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The NFL, MLB and other sports organizations are embracing cashless payment technology to create a faster and more efficient process for buying concessions, tickets and team merchandise

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Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field tells cash: 'You're out!'

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Florida’s Tropicana Field has eliminated cash from all concessions, ticket sales and parking, requiring Tampa Bay’s baseball fans to pay with credit, debit or gift cards at terminals that are also equipped with NFC for mobile and contactless payments.

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Hancock in Miss. Names Tampa's CFO to Board

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has nominated the chief financial officer for the city of Tampa, Fla., Hancock Holding in Gulfport, Miss., to join its board. people womenin-banking fl ms community-banking

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Tampa MSA seeing surge in bank M&A

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Valley National makes its third deal in four years. 1Management

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Amazon To Open Robotics-Based Warehouse


In addition to its Miami-Dade locations, this new warehouse project comprises one of the largest warehouses south of the city of Tampa. Amazon hopes this new warehouse will help bolster same-day delivery to Amazon customers in the Tampa, Florida, area. Retail Amazon ecommerce Florida Miami miami-dade News robot robotics South Florida Tampa warehouse What's HotAmazon continues to make strides in its innovative eCommerce business.

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Seacoast in Florida to Buy Gulfshore Bancshares

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of Florida in Stuart has agreed to buy GulfShore Bancshares in Tampa, Fla. Seacoast Banking Corp. breaking_news community-banking m-a fl dealmaking-strategy

Pilot Bank in Fla. Hires C1's Operating Chief

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Pilot Bank in Tampa, Fla., has recruited Rita Lowman, the chief operating officer of C1 Bank in St. Petersburg, Fla., to be its COO. breaking_news corporate-governance people womenin-banking wib-scan fl community-banking

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Suncoast Credit Union Could Set Up Its Own Mobile-First Bank

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Granted, the Tampa, Fla.-based Setting up digital banks isn’t just a strategy for the big players like JPMorgan Chase, just ask Suncoast Credit Union. based credit union is rather large, with $9.2 billion in assets and 785,000 members.

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This Credit Union and Banker Amazed Us

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If you are looking for examples of how banks have to change, stop by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union the next time you are in Tampa and see Natalia Spratlen.

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HomeBancorp in Fla. to Promote Four Executives

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HomeBancorp in Tampa, Fla., has appointed several executives to expanded roles, all to take effect at the start of the year. breaking_news succession-planning people fl community-banking

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C1 Misses Chance to Boost Price of Its Sale to Bank of the Ozarks

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C1 Financial in Tampa, Fla., was unable to seize an opportunity to bring in more money for its sale to Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark. breaking_news community-banking m-a ar fl dealmaking-strategy

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Walmart To Expand Delivery Unlimited Program


Walmart started experimenting with Delivery Unlimited in Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Tampa earlier in the year. With an expansion of its Grocery Delivery membership option for customers, Walmart plans to grow the reach of Delivery Unlimited to 1,400 stores later this autumn.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Embrace the opportunity

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I’ll be visiting with TCM Bank, an ICBA Bancard subsidiary, in Tampa, Fla., “A plethora of new digital payments offerings now must factor into business strategies.”. As Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

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Airbnb Hosts Feel COVID-19 Impact With Policy Change


Zach Jacobs and his wife only last week had 95 percent of their Airbnb dates in Tampa, Florida reserved for the three months to come.

Amazon Ramps Up Robotics Efforts


In addition to its Miami-Dade location, this new warehouse project comprises one of the largest warehouses south of the city of Tampa. Amazon hopes this new warehouse will help bolster same-day delivery to Amazon customers in the Tampa, Florida, area. Amazon is working on a secret project codenamed “Vesta” to build a domestic robot. The endeavor is led by Gregg Zehr, who heads up Amazon’s Lab126, Bloomberg reported.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: We make every day better

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I’ll be speaking at the community banking program at Montana State University, visiting TCM Bank in Tampa, Fla., “Community banks work hard to ensure that every day is just a little bit better than the last.”. As community bankers, we strive for excellence.

CVS Expands Membership Program Nationwide To Lure Millennials


After successful test runs in Boston, Philadelphia and Tampa, the CVS membership program CarePass will expand nationally with free delivery for an annual fee, CNBC reported on Monday (Aug.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets


Louis, Missouri; and Tampa, Florida. Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S. markets. Customers can place their beer orders via the 7Now app.

Kabbage Steps Up Payments Offering With SMB Loans


A lot of payments services are built for bookkeepers, not for business leaders,” says Thom Pirone, owner of Stronghold Training, a management consulting firm in Tampa Bay, Florida. “My

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The Vitamin Shoppe Teams Up With LA Fitness


The shops are 300 square feet and are in the following locales: in New Jersey, Union; in New York, Huntington Station and Farmingville; and in Florida, Boca Raton, Tampa, Lakewood Ranch, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Lake Mary.

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Amazon Shutters London Restaurant Delivery Service


It is currently available in Baltimore, Tampa, San Jose and Chicago, among others. After two years on the market, Amazon will shut down its restaurant delivery service in London, according to the Evening Standard.

On-Demand Home Services Startup Homee Raises $15M


Tampa, Florida-based startup Homee raised $15 million in series B funding led by Forté Ventures, VentureBeat reported on Tuesday (Aug. Funds also came from Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Active Capital Partners, Florida Funders, Deepwork Capital and Engage.

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Prime Now Grocery Delivery Expands Across The US


Louis, Orlando, Tampa and Tulsa as well as additional areas of New York City and Seattle, the company said in an announcement.

Waymo To Test Autonomous Vehicles In Florida


Additionally, Florida residents will start seeing a few of our vehicles on highways between Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and Miami as we learn about Florida roads.”. Waymo plans to test autonomous vehicles in the rainy conditions of Florida, according to a report.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: The future is bright

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the team from TCM Bank in Tampa, Fla. “The future is bright, and the opportunities for growth are endless.”. I had the opportunity to read this month’s cover story ahead of writing my column. I’m so glad that I did.

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Vitamin Shoppe Opens Stores Inside Nine LA Fitness Gyms


The shops are 300 square feet and are in the following locales: in New Jersey, Union; in New York, Huntington Station and Farmingville; and in Florida, Boca Raton, Tampa, Lakewood Ranch, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Lake Mary.

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Carvana Opens Largest Car Vending Machine In Tempe


Tampa (Fla.), Carvana , the eCommerce platform for buying and selling used cars , announced Wednesday (June 20) that it has launched its largest Car Vending Machine to date, located in the company’s hometown of Tempe, Arizona. In a press release , Carvana said the machine stands nine stories high, is all glass and holds as many as 34 vehicles. It’s the third Car Vending Machine launch in June, with Tempe the 12th location for the vending machines.

Florida’s Spring Breakdown


Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa – and Governor Rick DeSantis faces mounting pressure from various corners to extend the ban statewide and shut down spring break completely.

How Sports Stadiums Are Undergoing Digital Transformations


Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, also went cashless earlier this year in hopes of increasing average ticket sizes. No industry is immune to digital transformation.

New CEO At The Helm Of Winn-Dixie, Harveys Growth Plans


“We’re looking at the demographics around our stores and deciding which format works best in those communities,” Hucker told the Tampa Bay Times. South Tampa’s Hyde Park district was home to the first remodeled Winn-Dixie. Tampa Bay has several dozen Winn-Dixie stores but not a single Harveys. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the results of these initiatives have been mixed, partly due to the overwhelming dominance of the Publix brand in that area.

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Connected Cars Hitch A Ride On Smart City Spending


Similar activity is happening in Tampa Bay. Already, Tampa Bay is creating a small traffic management center on the university, which, despite its name, is located in that city. They are siblings, the concepts of connected vehicles and smart cities. Tied together by data, sensors, algorithms, software and other technology, the two ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to separate in the imagination and in reality.

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McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets


That’s on top of the locations where it was already available, including Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa. 3,500 more McDonald’s markets are going to be lovin’ it by the end of June as delivery service rolls out to even more restaurants. McDelivery on the UberEATS app is available from more than 2,000 restaurants around the country, with 1,000 new stores added in the last week.

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eBay On Who Spends More: NBA Or NHL Fans?


For instance, the Pittsburgh Penguins are concentrated on the East Coast, but they still had a large following in Florida — despite the fact that they knocked out the Tampa Bay Lighting in the previous round. The eternal debate: Which sports fans spend the most to glorify and identify with their favorite teams? Which leagues?

Uber Rolls Out New Four-Tier Loyalty Program


Uber is starting the program in nine cities, including Miami, New Jersey, Denver, Tampa, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Diego and Washington, D.C. Uber, the ride-hailing company, announced on Wednesday (Nov.