Member News: Unclaimed Baggage marks 50th anniversary

Unclaimed Baggage to mark its 50th anniversary with a 50-state road tour and a truckload of prizes and memories
(PRNewswire, Jan. 8, 2020) Member since 2016

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!

Alabama Retail names officers and directors
(Montgomery Independent, Jan. 3, 2020)

Opelika’s Jimmy Wright recently named to the Alabama Retail Association board of directors
(The Opelika Observer, Dec. 30, 2019) Member since 2006

Books-A-Million names new president
(Birmingham Business Journal, Dec. 27, 2019) Member since 1984

“Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local,” says Andalusia
(Andalusia Star-News, Nov. 26, 2019)

Holiday shopping starting ahead of Black Friday
(WSFA, Nov. 28, 2019)

Start holidays by shopping local
(Sand Mountain Reporter, Nov. 26, 2019)

Black Friday shopping: The best deals aren’t in box stores, study says
(Montgomery Advertiser, Nov. 26, 2019)

Strengthened online sales tax law bringing new revenue for local cities
(WAFF 48, Nov. 25, 2019)

Bright Star’s Jimmy Koikos dies
(, Nov. 16, 2019) Member since 2012

Holiday spending increases statewide
(Brewton Standard, Nov. 13, 2019)

Alabama holiday shoppers expected to spend more this year than last
(Selma Times-Journal, Nov. 8, 2019)

Shop Alabama for the Holidays kicks off in Florence
(Quad Cities Daily, Nov. 7, 2019)

Alabama retailers predict 3 percent increase in holiday shopping
(, Nov. 6, 2019)

Alabama shoppers expected to spend more than $12.4 billion during holidays
(WZDZ, Nov. 6, 2019)

Tuscaloosa area retailers hoping for sales jump this holiday season
(Tuscaloosa News, Oct. 31, 2019)

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)

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