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State Prepares for July Back-to-School Tax Holiday

State Prepares for July Back-to-School Tax Holiday

MONTGOMERY – For the first time in its 12-year history, Alabama’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will be observed in July. During the Legislature’s 2017 regular session, lawmakers voted to officially change the date, moving it from the first weekend in August to…

Dog bakery and pet care shop fetches success

Dog bakery and pet care shop fetches success

Michelle Reeder and her family have always been dog people. “My daughter Emily and I love spoiling and shopping for them,” she said. So, when one of her dogs developed serious food allergies, Reeder started baking her own dog treats…

Weather preparedness sales tax holiday is Feb. 24-26

Weather preparedness sales tax holiday is Feb. 24-26

MONTGOMERY – From Friday, Feb. 24, to Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabama will observe its sixth 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….

Reflecting on 2016: Top Retail Stories of the Year

Reflecting on 2016: Top Retail Stories of the Year

As Alabama’s retailers prepare to usher in a new year, they can close out 2016 with a bit of cautious optimism. According to a Dec. 27 report, economists, polled by Reuters, say consumer optimism about the economy increased to the highest…