News

Shoppers to Spend More During Aug. 1-3 Tax Holiday

Shoppers to Spend More During Aug. 1-3 Tax Holiday

MONTGOMERY – The back-to-school buying season, the second busiest shopping time of the year behind the winter holiday season, will boost sales in Alabama. Shoppers are certain to fill Alabama stores the first weekend in August when many of their…

Congratulations to the July 15 Primary Runoff Winners

Congratulations to the July 15 Primary Runoff Winners

Congratulations to the Alabama Retail PAC candidates who won their party’s nominations in Tuesday’s runoffs. Please make plans to support them in November. Thanks for making the retail vote count. STATEWIDE SECRETARY OF STATE PSC PLACE NO. 2    …

2014 SALES TAX HOLIDAY FACTS

The sales tax holiday is for everybody, not just those going back to school. It is everywhere. The state’s four percent sales tax is waived throughout the state. And most retailers carry one or more of the items covered. From…

Alabama Retail Association Urges Action on E-Fairness

Alabama Retail Association Urges Action on E-Fairness

Retailers Want a Resolution Before the Next Holiday Shopping Season WASHINGTON, D.C. – Small business owners from Alabama and throughout the country are in Washington, D.C., to meet with their senators and members of Congress to present their case on…

You Made the Retail Vote Count

You Made the Retail Vote Count

Thank you for going to the polls Tuesday, June 3, and casting your ballots for candidates who are right for retailers. You truly made the retail vote count with 93 percent of our endorsed candidates, either elected outright, as party…

2014 Session Summary

2014 Session Summary

In the final year of the quadrennium with minimal conflict, lawmakers ended the Alabama Legislature’s regular session early while enacting some substantial legislation significant to retailers. No legislation Alabama Retail actively opposed became law. For 71 years Alabama Retail has…

Tornadoes Spawn State of Emergency in Alabama

Tornadoes Spawn State of Emergency in Alabama

All 67 counties in Alabama have been under a state of emergency since 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, due to deadly tornadoes and flooding that followed the next day. The National Weather Service confirmed at least 18 tornadoes occurred in Alabama. Five…