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2013 Session Summary

2013 Session Summary

The Alabama Legislature applied the brakes slightly in the 2013 regular session to the dizzying pace at which it had been enacting legislation during the current term. Fewer bills were introduced and fewer were enacted. Even so, more than 400…

Tax Holiday Will Put Shoppers in the Spending Mood

Tax Holiday Will Put Shoppers in the Spending Mood

MONTGOMERY – The back-to-school buying season, which has become the second busiest shopping time of the year behind the winter holiday season, will boost sales in Alabama. One weekend shoppers are certain to fill Alabama stores is the first weekend…

Nominate an Alabama Retailer for 2013 Retailer of the Year

Nominate an Alabama Retailer for 2013 Retailer of the Year

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association is accepting nominations for the 2013 Retailer of the Year awards through Friday, May 24. This prestigious award, which celebrates its 14th observance this year, recognizes outstanding retailers who have demonstrated a blend of sound…

December 2012 Tornadoes

Fourteen different tornadoes, some of which crossed county lines, hit south Alabama on Christmas Day 2012. Three tornadoes hit Lowndes County, the most in any one county. Mobile and Pike counties were the hardest hit areas. (On Dec. 20, an…

Brother Clothiers Earn Silver Retailer of the Year Title

Brother Clothiers Earn Silver Retailer of the Year Title

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, today recognized 18 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 13 retail businesses with operations in 29 Alabama cities and 16 states as Retailers of…

Regional Shoe Store President Earns Bronze Title

Regional Shoe Store President Earns Bronze Title

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, today recognized 18 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 13 retail businesses with operations in 29 Alabama cities and 16 states as “Retailers of the…

Auto Dealer General Manager Earns Gold Retailer Award

Auto Dealer General Manager Earns Gold Retailer Award

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, today recognized 18 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 13 retail businesses with operations in 29 Alabama cities and 16 states as “Retailers of the…

Belk Western Division Chairman is Silver Retailer

Belk Western Division Chairman is Silver Retailer

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, today recognized 18 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 13 retail businesses with operations in 29 Alabama cities and 16 states as “Retailers of…

Emerging Retailer is Couple with Fresh Dining Concept

Emerging Retailer is Couple with Fresh Dining Concept

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business, today recognized 18 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 13 retail businesses with operations in 29 Alabama cities and 16 states as Retailers of…

The Gadsden Times Noted for 145 Years in Business

BIRMINGHAM – The Gadsden Times, a daily newspaper and Etowah County’s oldest business, was honored today by the Alabama Retail Association  as an Alabama Centennial Retailer, a retailer with 100 or more years in business in Alabama. “For businesses to…