Member News: Huntsville and Birmingham members participate in Magic Moments Day

Huntsville area businesses participating in Magic Moments Day this Monday
(Rocket City Now, Oct. 17, 2019) Featuring Alabama Retail members Please Reply (Member since 2013), The Pants Store (Member since 1992) and Taco Mama (Member since 2014)

When Alabama Retail or its members make the news, we’ll link the articles below. Email Nancy Dennis when your store makes the news so we can share it!

The sweet story of Millie Ray and her famous orange rolls
(, Oct. 18, 2019) Member since 2014

Bright Star’s Jimmy Koikos honored by cancer research charity
(, Oct. 1, 2019) Member since 2012

Home Depot Foundation partners with Home Builders Institute to expand trades training in high schools
(, Sept. 24, 2019) Member since 2003

Wolf Bay Restaurant Bar and Boutique is an Alabama Gulf Coast tradition
(Alabama News Center, Sept. 18, 2019) Member since 2017

Pike County doubles sales tax revenue from online sales
(Troy Messenger, Sept. 14, 2019)

Alabama grocer Wright’s Market embraces technology while maintaining personal service
(Alabama News Center, Sept. 10, 2019) Member since 2006

State Traditions is inspired apparel based in Alabama
(Alabama News Center, Sept. 9, 2019) Member since 2015

Adams Drugs receives statewide recognition as a Retailer of the Year
(Alabama News Network, Sept. 6, 2019) Member since 1993

The Cook Store named an Alabama Retailer of the Year
(The Gourmet Insider, Sept. 3, 2019) Member since 2009

Mountain Brook’s The Cook Store earns spot among 2019 Alabama Retailers of the Year
(Over the Mountain Journal, Sept. 2, 2019) Member since 2009

Publix gives $500,000 to food banks in Alabama
(, Aug. 29, 2019) Member since 2003

Episode of ‘What Would You Do?’ airs featuring Lavish Coffee Bar in Jasper
(Lavish Coffee Bar, Aug. 24, 2019) Member since 2015

J & M Bookstore owner to have duplicate War Eagle Wall painted for fans
(Opelika-Auburn News, Aug. 22, 2019) Member since 1992; also featuring Ware Jewelers, member since 1994.

The Bright Star’s Jimmy Koikos receives award from Jefferson County UA National Alumni Association 
(The Cutoff News, Aug. 21, 2019) Member since 2012

Danny Cottrell: Recession Angel
(Brewton Standard, Aug. 9, 2019) Featuring Brewton Medical Center Pharmacy – Member since 2001

Alabama Retail names Selma business one of Alabama’s top retailers
(Alabama News Network, July 25, 2019)

The Coffee Shoppe named a Retailer of the Year
(Selma Times-Journal, July 25, 2019)

Mountain Brook businesses up for Retailer of the Year
(Village Living, July 24, 2019) Featuring The Cook Store – Member since 2009; and Crestline Bagel – Member since 2016

Diapers among items included in Alabama tax-free weekend
(WSFA, July 16, 2019)

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starts July 19
(Daily Mountain Eagle, July 16, 2019)

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday coming up
(Alabama News Network, July 15, 2019)

Alabama’s annual sales tax holiday starts Friday
(Tuscaloosa News, July 14, 2019)

UAB Alumni Spotlight: Eric Meyer, owner and founder of Cahaba Brewing
(UAB News, July 1, 2019) Member since 2017

Crestline Bagel Company opens in downtown Birmingham
(, March 11, 2019) Member since 2016

Lavish Boutique and Coffee Bar in Jasper to be on Season 10 of ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’
(, Feb. 20, 2019) Member since 2015

Tuscaloosa, state holiday sales increased, reports say
(Tuscaloosa News, Feb. 18, 2019) Featuring The Shirt Shop – Member since 2018

Alabama Retail adds four new directors (See Page 9)
(Alabama Retailer, Jan. 30, 2019) Spiller Furniture & Mattress – Member since 1994; Monograms Plus of Cullman – Member since 1999; Midtown Pizza Kitchen – Member since 2011; Hospital Discount Pharmacy – Member since 2013

Sam’s Bar-B-Que reopens on Atlanta Highway
(Montgomery Advertiser, Jan. 28, 2019) Member since Jan. 24. Original join date 1998.)

Peach Park named Chilton Chamber’s Distinguished Business of the Year
(The Clanton Advertiser, Jan. 25, 2019) Member since 2016

Tuscaloosa business owner now serving on Alabama Retail Association board of directors
(WVUA23, Jan. 2, 2019) Spiller Furniture & Mattress – Member since 1994

Tuscaloosa’s Shane Spiller elected to Alabama retail board
(Tuscaloosa News, Dec. 29, 2018) Spiller Furniture & Mattress – Member since 1994

Midtown Pizza Kitchen owner named to Alabama Retail board
(Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 28, 2018) Member since 2011

2 Cullman business owners named to Alabama Retail Association board of directors
(The Cullman Tribune, Dec. 27, 2018) Monograms Plus of Cullman – Member since 1999; Hospital Discount Pharmacy – Member since 2013; Lavish Boutique – Member since 2015)

Cullman business owners named to state retail board
(The Cullman Times, Dec. 27, 2018) Monograms Plus of Cullman – Member since 1999; Lavish Boutique – Member since 2015)

Penn Hamburgers finds a new location on edge of downtown, may reopen in April
(Decatur Daily, Dec. 26, 2018) Member since 2017

45 years after founding jewelry store, Jimmy D. Smith plans to officially retire
(Decatur Daily, Nov. 15, 2018) Jimmy Smith Jewelers – Member since 1984

Foley City Council honors Charlene Haber, Alabama’s 2018 Silver Retailer of the Year
(Gulf Coast News Today, Nov. 20, 2018) Member since 2017

Farm Bowl + Juice Co. opens Tuscaloosa store
(Tuscaloosa News, Nov. 14, 2018) Member since 2011

Homewood, Cahaba Heights kick off Christmas season with community events
(CBS 42, Nov. 8, 2018) Features Alabama Goods – Member since 2013

OHenry’s Coffee celebrates 25 years of business
(Iron City Ink, Oct. 17, 2018) Member since 1999

Civic Hall of Fame honors Class of ’18
(Tuscaloosa News, Sept. 21, 2018)

Gene Poole among seven ‘civic giants’ to be honored in Tuscaloosa
(Tuscaloosa News, Sept. 8, 2018)

Tuscaloosa jeweler receives veteran award
(Tuscaloosa News, Sept. 2, 2018) Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers – Member since 2017

Cobalt, Wolf Bay Lodge earn Alabama Retailer of the Year accolades
(Mullet Wrapper, July 31, 2018) Wolf Bay Restaurant, Bar & Boutique – Member since 2017

Janice Bowman of Bromberg’s: FACES of Birminghama
(Style Blueprint, July 22, 2018) Member since 1992.

Alabama shoppers skip state sales tax on back-to-school items from clothes to computers July 20-22
(Alabama Newscenter, July 18, 2018) Featuring Painted Pink, Member since 2000.

Buying school supplies this sales-tax-free holiday weekend
(WTVY, Dothan, July 18, 2018)

Sales tax holiday on school supplies set for this weekend
(The News Courier, Athens, July 18, 2018)

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday takes place this weekend
(Opelika-Auburn News, July 17, 2018) Featuring J&M Bookstore, Member since 1992.

Wright’s Market starts program for food-stamp recipients
(Opelika-Auburn News, July 12, 2018) Member since 2006.

Retailer of the Year nominee Cook Store gives a homey vibe in the middle of Mountain Brook
(Over the Mountain Journal, July 10, 2018)

Alabama will soon start collecting online sales tax
(WSFA 12 News, July 9, 2018) Featuring The Locker Room of Montgomery, member since 1993 and Al’s Flowers, member since 1995

Six Tuscaloosa area businesses up for Alabama Retailer of the Year
(Tuscaloosa News, July 9, 2018)

Back-to-school sales tax holiday July 20-22
(Cullman Sense, July 8, 2018)

Statewide tax free holiday set for July 20-22
(Selma Times- Journal, July 7, 2018)

Shoals Chamber Resurrects Awards Program; Honors Local Businesses
(Times Daily, June 14, 2018)

On Your Side: The future of shopping
(WBRC, June 11, 2018) Featuring The Pants Store, member since 1992

Monograms Plus of Cullman Changing Hands After 19 Years
(Cullman Tribune, June 6, 2018) Member since 1999

Jalapeño’s Mexican Grill named a 2018 Small Business Champion by SCORE
(Tuscaloosa News, April 27, 2018) Member since 2007

Unclaimed Baggage Center president named to Alabama Retail Association board
(, April 27, 2018) Member since 2016

Renfroe’s Market named best grocery store in Alabama
(The Daily Meal, April 19, 2018) Member since 1997

Making what’s old new again at Alabama’s Southern Accents
(, April 18, 2018) Member since 2018.

Target expands curbside pickup to Alabama
(, April 18, 2018) Member since 2003.

Alabama retailers have eyes on Supreme Court case
(WSFA, April 17, 2018) Interview with Alabama Retail’s Melissa Warnke

Calhoun County among those expected to see revenue boost from state law updating online sales tax collection
(Anniston Star, April 13, 2018) Featuring Couch’s Jewelers, member since 1992; and Wakefield’s Inc., member since 2017.

Lost items land in Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center
(Alabama News Center, March 29, 2018) Member since 2017.

Hibbett Sports, Fourth Avenue Supermarket leaders named to 2018 ‘Executives of Influence’ list
(Birmingham Business Journal, March 23, 2018) Hibbett Sports, member since 1986. Fourth Avenue Supermarket, member since 2005.

Tucker Pecan Company: A family business three generations strong
(Edible Lower Alabama, January 30, 2018) Member since 2000.

Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe is an Alabama Maker scooping into its sweet heritage
(Alabama News Center, March 12, 2018) Member since 2002.

Trowbridge’s offers nickel ice cream cones
(Florence Times Daily, March 12, 2018) Member since 1994.

Wilson receives the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award
(The Greenville Advocate, Feb. 16, 2018) Member since 1989.

Mountain Brook’s Crestline Bagel Co. to open Vestavia Hills location
(Birmingham Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2018) Member since 2016.

Publix to open new store in Decatur on Valentine’s Day
(Decatur Daily, Feb. 7, 2018) Member since 2003.

Straight to Ale featured in PBS “Places to Love” during show’s Huntsville visit
(PBS, Feb. 4, 2018) Member since 2016

Hoover chamber picks top volunteers for 2017
(Hoover Sun, Jan. 18, 2018) Featuring Wrapsody in Hoover. Member since 2005.

‘It’s only fair’: As Supreme Court ponders online sales tax collection ruling, Alabama looks for solutions
(, Jan. 7, 2018) Featuring The Locker Room in Montgomery and Auburn. Member since 1993.