Member News: Downtown Dothan gift store and coffee shop encourage all to Shop Alabama for the Holidays

Spread Cheer, Shop Here: Shop Alabama initiative launch event held in Dothan
(Dothan Eagle, Nov. 16, 2017) Featuring Naomi & Olive. 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!

Black Friday may not be busiest shopping day anymore, but remains strong
(Decatur Daily, Nov. 20, 2017)

Huntsville businesses encourage holiday shopping close to home with Shop Alabama for the Holidays campaign
(WHNT 19, Nov. 17, 2017)

K-Z Dealer Hall’s RV wins Bronze Retailer of the Year award
(RV News, Nov. 17, 2017) Member since 2017

Alabama Retail Association expects more holiday spending this year than last
(WSFA, Nov. 16, 2017)

Montgomery business trying to keep up with online shopping this holiday season
(WSFA, Nov. 12, 2017)

Alabama Retail Association tour kicks off Christmas in Cullman
(The Cullman Tribune, Nov. 11, 2017) Featuring Monograms Plus of Cullman. Member since 1999.

‘Shop Alabama’ event kicks off holiday shopping season
(The Cullman Times, Nov. 11, 2017) Featuring Monograms Plus of Cullman. Member since 1999.

Christmas in Cullman 2017 kickoff ceremonies
(Cullman Today, Nov. 10, 2017) Featuring Monograms Plus of Cullman. Member since 1999.

Alabama holiday sales to exceed $11.5 billion, Retail Association predicts
(Alabama Today, Nov. 9, 2017)

Alabama online sales tax collections growing, but more is out there
(, Nov. 8, 2017)

Nellie Mae is tops in the state
(Courier Journal, Oct. 24, 2017) Member since 2017

Western Market earns 2017 Gold Alabama Retailer of the Year Award
(The Shelby Report, Oct. 23, 2017) Member since 1989

Nellie Mae receives state honor
(Florence Times Daily, Oct. 23, 2017) Member since 2017

Local Joe’s gets award from state retail group
(Anniston Star, Oct. 19, 2017) Member since March 2017

Alabama Retail Association recognizes Retailers of the Year
(, Oct. 17, 2017)

Birmingham businesses earn Retailer of the Year awards
(Iron City Ink, Oct. 17, 2017)

Mountain Brook shops honored in Alabama Retail Day
(Village Living, Oct. 17, 2017)

Homewood shops honored in Alabama Retail Day
(Homewood Star, Oct. 17, 2017)

Local Joe’s among Alabama’s gold standard
(Gadsden Times, Oct. 17, 2017)

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

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