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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…

Dothan couple sees downtown retail potential, opens 2 stores

Dothan couple sees downtown retail potential, opens 2 stores

On a sunny Alabama afternoon, Christy and Johnny Keyton sit outside their busy coffee shop on Foster Street in downtown Dothan. With the front doors propped open, customers and friends coming by for their daily caffeine fix happily interrupt their conversation. “We have a lot…

Alabama Retail names 2018 officers and directors

Alabama Retail names 2018 officers and directors

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association has completed its slate of officers and board of directors for 2018. Their terms of office begin Jan. 1. The officers for 2018 are: Chairman: Jacob Shevin, owner and president of Standard Furniture in Alabama and Tennessee; Vice Chairman: Todd…

Local Joe’s owner elected to Alabama Retail Board of Directors

Local Joe’s owner elected to Alabama Retail Board of Directors

MONTGOMERY – Jodie Stanfield, owner of Local Joe’s, recently was elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. Stanfield’s term begins Jan. 1, 2018. Local Joe’s, a farm-to-plate and barbecue restaurant, market, bakery and caterer, has locations in Rainbow City and…

CVS regional director elected to Alabama Retail Board

CVS regional director elected to Alabama Retail Board

MONTGOMERY – Katherine Bell, regional director of state government affairs for CVS Health, recently was elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. She replaces Irving Porter of Bessemer on ARA’s board. He served for 21 years before his retirement from…

Alabama Retail Comp to return $5.5 million in 2018

Alabama Retail Comp to return $5.5 million in 2018

Alabama Retail Comp is once again making a significant return to participants.  In 2018, ARC is returning $5.5 million as part of its annual retrospective return. “We are pleased to once again provide a large return to participants,” said Rick…