State Department of Agriculture Program: Florida
State Department of Agriculture of Florida
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.
They protect Florida’s livestock, honey bees and crop plants from pests and diseases.
They promote Florida’s 300 agricultural commodities across America and around the world.
They assist Florida’s schools in serving more than a million healthful meals each day, providing our students with the sustenance they need to succeed.
The state does have a ‘Made in Florida’ program in certain retailers such as Publix and Winn Dixie.
Core Customers: Retail and Food Service
Florida is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution. These include Marco Destin, Winn Dixie, Chuck’s, Diane’s, Publix, Sweetbay Markets, Sedano’s, Navarro Pharmacies, Farm Stores, Everything But Water, Brandsmart, NAPA, Book Rack, Gate Petroleum, Pearl Paints, Beall’s, Home Shopping Network, Alvin’s Island, Stein Mart, Champ’s, ABC Distributing, Scholasitc Corp, Lady of America, Shape’s Total Fitness, Edwin Watts, American Food Trader’s, Associated Grocers, Bottomline Foods, Purity Wholesale, Trujillo and Sons, Rooms to Go, Office Depot, Paper First Affiliates, Petmed Express, Pinch a Penny Stores, Peter Glenn, Hy’s Toggery, Purchasing Power Plus, Whole Foods, Nutrition Depot, Good Earth Natural Foods, Natural Retail Group, McLane, Disney World, Muvico, Darden Restaurants (Long Horn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Capitol Grille). Premiere Theatres, International Speedway, Barnie’s Coffee, Calling All Ships, Carnival Cruises, Larry’s Sub Shops, Woody’s BBQ, Roly Poly Franchises, Royal Caribbean, Nascar, LPGA, Firehouse Subs, Mrs Winners, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Froots, Gumby’s Pizza, Canteen, Sodexo, Flamer’s, Jreck Subs, Obee’s, Nature’s Way, Nature’s Table, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sonny’s BBQ, Tijuana Flats, Sea World, Jimmy Buffett’s, Salad Creations, Crispers, Power Smoothie, Rotelli Pizza, Pollo Tropical, Toojay’s, Roadhouse Grill, Ovations, Checker’s Drive-In, Beef O’Brady’s, OSI (Carraba’s, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fleming’s, Outback Steakhouse), The Melting Pot, Magic Wok, Joffrey’s Coffee, GA Food Services, Hooter’s, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Mel’s Diner, Charter One Hotels, etc.