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Grocery store wars heat up

DAYTONA BEACH — The area’s first Lucky’s Market roared out of the gate in Ormond Beach earlier this month and continues to draw hordes of shoppers more than a week after its grand opening. “Oh my gosh, it’s been phenomenal. The crowds keep coming,” said…

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B.Braun eyes further expansion in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH — German medical products manufacturer B.Braun, which expanded its existing plant and opened a distribution center here last year, is now considering adding more facilities in Daytona Beach, a top executive has confirmed. In addition, the company, which currently employs just under 140…

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Daytona Sam’s Club set to move to new store on LPGA

DAYTONA BEACH — The longtime Sam’s Club store here will close its current location on Beville Road in late July or early August and reopen in its new building that’s nearing completion on LPGA Boulevard near Interstate 95, the store’s general manager has confirmed. The…

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Brown & Brown project making a ‘colossal difference’

The insurance giant’s $40M HQ plan already making an impact by creating jobs, attracting other developers DAYTONA BEACH — Brown & Brown’s planned 11-story headquarters complex on North Beach Street, which recently began construction, is being hailed by community leaders for ushering in a much-needed…

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Construction job market red hot in Volusia-Flagler

With the U.S. unemployment rate falling to a new 50-year low of 3.6 percent in April, the number of construction jobs in the Volusia-Flagler area has risen to a new post-recession high. Builders and subcontractors in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach metro area added 1,300 jobs…

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Amazon: Daytona facility to create ‘hundreds’ of jobs

DAYTONA BEACH — Amazon officially confirmed plans to open a “delivery station” in Daytona Beach this year that will create “hundreds of job opportunities.” “The new station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the Daytona Beach area,” Shone…

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Young professional: I love luxury apartment living

The current surge in new luxury apartment projects does nothing to fill the Daytona Beach area’s need for more affordable housing, but local observer G.G. Galloway believes it could be helping address another chronic problem.

“For years, our greatest export has been our young people,” said the longtime commercial Realtor, referring to the “brain drain” trend of homegrown talent leaving to pursue opportunities in larger metro areas.

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