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Meet the Man Behind the Summer Classics Brand

Descendant of an Alabama textile magnate, Bew White created his own empire of fabric and furniture design — Summer Classics, a rapidly growing leader in distinctive, high-end outdoor furniture.

Auburn Marketing Expert Eyes Google Shopping Rollout

Dr. Brian Bourdeau, associate professor of marketing in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, comments on the Google Shopping plan that would allow customers to buy directly through Google.

YellaWood Enlists Icon of Animal Endurance

First it was Buc-ee’s, a Texas-sized convenience store with a beaver mascot that opened recently in south Alabama. Now Great Southern Wood and YellaWood...

Go Behind the Scenes at Auburn’s Behind the Glass

Operated by a mother and daughter, this downtown Auburn fashion store offers a 32-year lesson in small business resilience and evolution.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Family Dinner on Demand

Nourishing, handmade meals that bring the family back together for dinner, delivered in 38 states from a kitchen in Birmingham. Two veterans of the fiercely competitive food industry fulfilled this improbable business plan in only four years.

Rocket City’s Planning Propulsion

Huntsville’s planning and infrastructure investment laid the foundation for one of the largest commercial developments in the country — transforming a vacant regional mall into a “walkable, connected community.”

Spice & Tea Exchange Opens at Downtown OWA

The Spice & Tea Exchange is a specialty retail store with an extensive selection of spices from around the world.

United Flea Markets Purchases Flea Market Mobile

The Alabama sale marks United Flea Markets’ third acquisition in as many months.

Retail Giants Entrench in Mobile

Retail rivals Wal-Mart and Amazon are opening massive facilities just one freeway exit apart in Mobile County.

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