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Outstanding Retailers of Alabama Spotlighted

Retailers across the state were honored in October during the Alabama Retail Association’s 20th annual awards ceremony. The association recognized 17 businesses with operations...

Taking Candles to the Next Level: Paddywax Arrives at Summit

Even candles will be a Do-It-Yourself arrangement with the coming arrival of Paddywax Candle Bar at the Summit in Birmingham this holiday season. Described as...

Promenade Fultondale Gets $23M Infusion

As one industry observer noted, it was a simple case of a Miami-based investment firm securing capital for a retail center in Alabama on...

Blue Spring Water Rises to Prime Market Position

The bottled water business seems as competitive as the market for craft beer or phone apps. Convenience stores display pallets of bottled water deep...

High Fashion Homecoming at the CoHo

Lux handbag designer Beth Purpich shows her stuff at her alma mater.

Pumpkin Spice Abounds, but Sister Schubert’s on a Roll

With fall just weeks away, Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls will soon release its limited time Pumpkin Spice Roll, available through Nov. 1 or while supplies last.

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.

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