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Alabama Retail on the Road: Huntsville and Cullman

Alabama Retail on the Road: Huntsville and Cullman

By Melissa Johnson Warnke Manager of Communications and Engagement Retail is the backbone of Alabama communities. In fact, 1 in 4 people in our state work in retail – it’s the largest private-sector employer. Our more than 4,100 members sell everything from food to…

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Halloween Spending to Reach Nearly $7 Billion Nationally

Halloween has become one of the most popular consumer holidays of the year.  According to new research conducted for the National Retail Federation.  Nearly two-thirds of adults, 157 million people, will celebrate the holiday in some way. “We’ve seen increases every year in…

2nd Special Session is Done; Capitol Retail Report Wrapup

2nd Special Session is Done; Capitol Retail Report Wrapup

A summary of legislative activity for the Alabama Legislature’s second 2015 special session, the Capitol Retail Report e-newsletter, is now available to read online. A cigarette tax and prescription provider tax made it to the governor’s desk Thursday, Sept. 17,…

Your First Capitol Retail Report for the 2nd Special Session of 2015

Your First Capitol Retail Report for the 2nd Special Session of 2015

A summary of legislative activity for the first week of the Alabama Legislature’s second 2015 special session, the Capitol Retail Report e-newsletter, is now available to read online. Some $108 million in revenue measures received approval by at least one legislative chamber this week. Friday, Sept….

Overtime Rule Change Could Become Effective in 2016

Overtime Rule Change Could Become Effective in 2016

In late June, the Obama administration released a proposed overtime rule that adds some 5 million people nationally to those eligible for time-and-a-half pay for working more than 40 hours a week. The estimate of the number of workers affected…