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Tuscaloosa boutique owner touts strength of retail community

Tuscaloosa boutique owner touts strength of retail community

Nestled in the historic district of downtown Tuscaloosa, Effie’s Inc. has been bringing fashion-forward looks to Tuscaloosa shoppers since 1990. The contemporary ladies boutique caters to all ages and lifestyles, carrying a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes. Terry Davis, who’s owned the store for…

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…