2021 Retailers of the Year honored by Alabama Retail Association

11 businesses around the state received honors.

The owners of Alabama Goods were among top winners for Alabama Retailers of the Year.

The Alabama Retail Association this year recognized 11 retail businesses with operations in 13 Alabama cities as Alabama Retailers of the Year.

A panel of judges chose winners in three categories based on annual sales volume. In addition, the judges also selected an Emerging Retailer of the Year. An online and Facebook contest determined the Customers’ Choice Award.

Here are the winners, who were honored separately throughout the month of September:

Annual sales less than $1 million: April McClung, owner/CEO of Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes, Homewood, Gold Award; Adena Green, owner of Hope’s Chest Boutique & Gifts, Clanton, Silver Award; and Dewey and Annette Todd, owners of and partners in Todd Farms, Headland, Bronze Award.

Annual sales $1 million to $5 million: Sherry Hartley and Beth Staula, partners in Alabama Goods, Homewood and Huntsville, Gold Award; Patrick, Will and Tyler Younghouse, owners of Papa Dubi’s Cajun Kitchen, Albertville, tie for Silver Award; Steve and Alisa Ascik, owners of Eastern Shore Ace Hardware, Spanish Fort, tie for Silver Award.

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Annual sales more than $5 million: David and Jeff Barranco, owners of Chappy’s Deli, Montgomery, Prattville and Auburn, Gold Award; Melissa M. Cross, president of McAleer’s Office Furniture, Mobile, Silver Award; Ralph and Rebecca Sorrell, pharmacist/owners of Ritch’s Pharmacy, Mountain Brook, Bronze Award.

GEE Emerging Retailer of the Year: Ashley Morrow, Joseph “Skip” Nichols and Josh Kelley, owners of The Shoppes at Coldwater, Tuscumbia.

Customers’ Choice Award: Crystal Peavy, owner of Southern Gyp Boutique, Bay Minette.

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