Alabama Retail seeks nominations for state’s best retailers

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association will accept nominations for the 2018 Retailer of the Year awards through Monday, May 14. This prestigious award, begun in 1999, recognizes outstanding retailers who have demonstrated a blend of sound and innovative business practices with commitment to their communities, customers and employees.

Nominees must own, operate or manage a retail business with a physical presence in Alabama and that Alabama location must have been in operation for a minimum of five years, with the exception of the Emerging Retailer category, in which case a minimum of two years is required. To be considered a retail operation, a business must collect state and local sales taxes.

A winning entry is a retailer who has been a credit to retailing and an asset to their community. Retailers provide jobs, serve their communities and help boost Alabama’s economy,” said Alabama Retail President Rick Brown. “The Retailer of the Year awards honor just a few of the many outstanding retailers who make a positive difference every day in the communities they serve.”

For more information on the Retailer of the Year Awards or to submit nominations, visit

The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,200 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Warnke | 334.551.0631

Originally posted March 19, 2018