MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association will accept nominations for the 2021 Alabama Retailer of the Year and the Alabama Centennial Retailer awards through Monday, March 8.
After taking a hiatus in 2020, the Alabama Retailer of the Year awards program is in its 21st year. The award program recognizes outstanding retailers who have demonstrated a blend of sound and innovative business practices along with a commitment to their communities, customers and employees.
Nominees must own, operate or manage a retail business with a physical presence in Alabama and that Alabama location must have been in operation for a minimum of five years. To be considered a retail operation, a business must collect state and local sales taxes.
“A winning entry is a retailer who has been a credit to retailing and an asset to their community. Retailers provide jobs, serve their communities and help boost Alabama’s economy,” said Alabama Retail President Rick Brown. “The Retailer of the Year awards honor just a few of the many outstanding retailers who make a positive difference every day in the communities they serve.”
To nominate a Retailer of the Year,
Retail businesses that began in 1921 or before are eligible to be recognized as Alabama Centennial Retailers. Some 80 Alabama businesses have already been honored for being in business for 100 years or more. Retailers nominated will be contacted and asked to provide a brief history and other information about their business.
Know a retailer that has been in business for 100 years or more?
Fill out a nomination form
The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,300 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.
Nancy King Dennis, Alabama Retail Association | 334.868.2195 (c) | 800.239.5423
Originally posted Jan. 28, 2021