Member News: Downtown Dothan gift store opens coffee shop next door

Naomi & Olive owners open Bird & Bean Coffee Shop in Dothan
(Dothan Eagle, July 25, 2017) Member since 2016

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

FMI honors industry veteran Greg Gregerson with Glen P. Woodard Award for Public Affairs
(EPR Retail News, June 13, 2017) Member since 1976

Brick-and-mortar stores down but not out, retailers say
(Decatur Daily, May 24, 2017) Featuring Osborne’s Jewelers. Member since 2002

Opelika’s Wright’s Market getting its food further out
(, May 18, 2017) Member since 2006

Parkway Place Mall: ‘What’s old is new again’ in changing retail landscape
(, May 18, 2017)

Bromberg’s supports Junior League of Birmingham by donating necklace for Thursday’s silent auction
(Village Living, April 20, 2017) Member since 1992

Gregerson’s new Cash Saver grocery store opens its doors in Hokes Bluff
(Gadsden Times, April 7, 2017) Member since 1976 

Walmart to invest $135M in Alabama import distribution center
(Made in Alabama, March 29, 2017) Member since 2002

Charles Anderson, son of Books-a-Million founder, named Citizen of the Year
(Times-Daily, March 17, 2017) Member since 1984

New grocery store to enter Phenix City market
(Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, March 13, 2017) Member since 1997

Watch 4th Avenue Supermarket employee get surprised with car
(, March 7, 2017) Member since 2005

Alabama World Travel celebrates 45 years
(Alabama World Travel, Jan. 31, 2017) Member since 2013

Neighborhood welcomes Western Markets’ New Lane Parke store
(The Shelby Report, Jan. 17, 2017) Member since 1989

Alabama sees surge in tax collections from online sales
(, Jan. 27, 2017) Quotes Alabama Retail Association

Downtown Birmingham Publix set to open Feb. 8
(, Jan. 17, 2017) Member since 2003

Auburn employee retires after 52 years at J&M Bookstore
(The Plainsman, Jan. 11, 2017) Member since 1994

Early numbers show a record setting year for Alabama holiday sales
(ABC 33/40, Jan. 11, 2017) Features Alabama Retail board member Bob Robicheaux of UAB

Peach Park earns ‘Best of Alabama’ distinction for ice cream
(Alabama Living, January, 2017) Member since 2016

Downtown restorations begin at Davis Drug Co.
(Shelby County Reporter, Dec. 22, 2016) Member since 2002

Publix donates to 13 Alabama Habitat for Humanity affiliates
(Publix Charities, Dec. 5, 2016) Member since 2003

Black Friday: More people shopped local last weekend
(Montgomery Advertiser, Nov. 30, 2016)

Ramping up holiday spending? Alabama businesses urge buyers to ‘shop local’
(Yellowhammer, Nov. 25, 2016)

Top 10 Alabama holiday shopping season facts for 2016
(Alabama News Center, Nov. 24, 2016)

Shop local! The Alabama Retail Association’s shopping forecast
(Fox 10, Mobile, Nov. 22, 2016)

Wiregrass businesses want you to shop local this holiday season
(Dothan Eagle, Nov. 22, 2016)

Retailers optimistic for Christmas shopping season
(Times Daily, Florence, Nov. 22, 2016)

Shop Alabama hopes to increase local shopping this holiday season
(, WDHN ABC, Nov. 21, 2016)

Shop Alabama kicks off in Dothan
(WTVY 4 CBS, Dothan, Nov. 21, 2016)

Shop Alabama for the Holidays tour makes stop in Dothan
(WSFA NBC, Montgomery, Nov. 21, 2016)

Holiday sales could total more than $11B in Alabama
(Birmingham Business Journal, Nov. 21, 2016)

Anniston area cities, retailers optimistic state online sales tax program will boost Black Friday sales
(Anniston Star, Nov. 19, 2016)

(WBRC Fox 6, Birmingham, Nov. 18, 2016)

#ShopAlabama campaign touts benefits of buying local
(Tuscaloosa News, Nov. 18, 2016)

A Christmas shopping ‘experience’
(Montgomery Advertiser, Nov. 17, 2016) Featuring ARA member ISHI?. Member since November 2016.

Alabamians expected to spend $11.4 billion this holiday season
(WRBL, Columbus, Ga., Nov. 17, 2016)

Statewide “Shop Alabama for the Holidays” campaign kicks off
(WSFA, NBC, Montgomery, Nov. 17, 2016)

Retailers report slim hiring for holidays
(Andalusia Star-News, Nov. 16, 2016)

Shoppers may see reverse Black Friday trend with retailers closing on Thanksgiving
(WPMI, NBC, Mobile, Nov. 15, 2016)

Retail outlets hiring seasonal workers for holiday shopping
(WBRC, Fox 6, Nov. 9, 2016)

Unclaimed Baggage brings home the Gold Retailer of the Year award (Annual Sales $5 Million to $20 Million)
(WHNT, Oct. 19, 2016) Featuring ARA member Unclaimed Baggage Center. Member since May 2016.

Meet the 2016 Alabama Retailers of the Year
(Birmingham Business Journal, Oct. 18, 2016)

From specialty popcorn to popsicles, here are Alabama’s 2016 retailers of the year
(, Oct. 18, 2016)

Jalapeno’s owner honored with Retailer of the Year award
(WVUA, Oct. 18, 2016) Featuring ARA member Jalapeños Mexican Restaurants. Member since 2007.

Tuscaloosa restaurateur honored
(Tuscaloosa News, Oct. 18, 2016) Featuring ARA member Jalapeños Mexican Restaurants. Member since 2007.

Western to open in Mountain Brook’s Lane Parke
(Birmingham Business Journal, Oct. 10, 2016) Featuring ARA member Western Markets. Member since 1989.

Shop Alabama: Join the Movement
(Alabama Municipal Journal, Sept. 2, 2016, (Pages 43-44) Featuring ARA members Al’s Flowers and Gifts, Monograms Plus, Fleet Feet Sports Montgomery and M&F Casuals.

Straight to Ale brews line of experimental craft beer for Whole Foods Market
(, Aug. 30, 2016) Featuring ARA member Straight to Ale. Member since July 2016.

Two Mountain Brook businesses named finalists for Retailer of the Year awards
(Village Living, Aug. 30, 2016) Featuring ARA member Once upon a time. Member since 2007.

Anniston area cities, businesses cautiously optimistic about state online sales tax program
(Anniston Star, Aug. 27, 2016) Featuring ARA member Couch’s Jewelers. Member since 1992.

Over the Mountain retailers are Alabama Retailer of the Year finalists
(Over the Mountain Journal, Aug. 23, 2016) Featuring ARA member Once upon a time. Member since 2007.

Alabama shoppers to start paying a tax on Amazon purchases
(WSFA, Montgomery, Aug. 10, 2016) Featuring ARA member Al’s Flowers & Gifts. Member since 1995.

Successful tax-free weekend is big help to local retailers
(WSFA, Montgomery, Aug. 7, 2016) Featuring ARA member NameDropper. Member since 2014.

Save money during the sales tax holiday
(WPMI – Local 15 Mobile, Aug. 3, 2016) Featuring ARA member Zoghby’s Uniforms. Member since 2002.

Montgomery’s Renfroe’s changes name, expands service
(Montgomery Advertiser, Aug. 1, 2016) Member since 1997.

Learning Experiences is closing after 22 years
(Tuscaloosa News, June 5, 2016) Member since 2001.

Ricky Bromberg honored as one of America’s Top 5 Retail Champions
(Over the Mountain Journal, May 31, 2016) Member since 1992.

Birmingham businessman Ricky Bromberg a finalist for top retail award
(, May 25, 2016)

Alabama retailers Bromberg and Shea feted by National Retail Federation
(Alabama News Center, May 23, 2016) Bromberg & Co., member since 1992. Wrapsody, member since 2004.

Two leading Alabama business owners named champions
(, May 22, 2016)

Alabama retailers receive national recognition
(Opelika-Auburn News, May 22, 2016)

Birmingham retailers (Bromberg’s and Wrapsody) receive national acclaim
(Birmingham Business Journal, May 20, 2016)

Urban Cookhouse farmer’s markets to relocate
(Birmingham Business Journal, May 20, 2016) Member since 2012.

O’Henry’s to open in Mountain Brook Western Market
(Village Living, May 17, 2016) O’Henry’s has been a member since 1999. Western Market since 1989.

Shipt adds Western Market to its delivery network
(Birmingham Business Journal, May 3, 2016) Western Market has been a member since 1989.

Downtown Birmingham Publix sets tentative opening date of Nov. 30
(, May 3, 2016) Member since 2003.

The legacy of an artisan engraver continues
(Bromberg’s, March 25, 2016)

Greenville chamber honors Super Foods as Distinguished Business of the Year
(Greenville Advocate, Feb. 19, 2016) Member since 2000.

Alabama’s win a big boost for some Wiregrass businesses
(Dothan Eagle, Jan. 12, 2015)

Wrapsody co-owner named to Alabama Retail Association board
(Opelika-Auburn News, Jan. 2, 2016) Member since 2004.