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Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Is Underway

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Is Underway

MONTGOMERY – From Friday, Feb. 23, to Sunday, Feb. 25, Alabama will observe its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The Alabama Retail Association encourages Alabamians to restock emergency supplies in homes, workplaces and vehicles during this three-day tax holiday. Certain…

Retail Report: Level playing field getting closer with bill

Retail Report: Level playing field getting closer with bill

The playing field for brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers could levelize under a bill approved this week by a Senate budget-writing committee. SB307 went through a wholesale rewrite before being presented to the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee. The substitute bill…

Member News: Super Foods’ John Wilson named Citizen of the Year

Member News: Super Foods’ John Wilson named Citizen of the Year

Wilson receives the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award (The Greenville Advocate, Feb. 16, 2018) Member since 1989. When Alabama Retail or its members make the news, we’ll link the articles below. Email Melissa Warnke and Nancy Dennis when your store makes the news…

House Health Committee rewrites grease trap bill

House Health Committee rewrites grease trap bill

A House panel this week rewrote Senate-passed legislation that would require secured grease trap covers. The Sadie Grace Andrews Act (SB258) by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, now advances to the full House for consideration. If the House approves the bill, it will have to…