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Retailers pick 2022 officers

Jodie Stanfield, of Local Joe’s in Rainbow City, has been elected chairman of the Alabama Retail Association. Other officers are Vice Chairman Michael Gee of...

Mobile-based Shoe Station acquired for $67 million

Shoe Station, a family-owned footwear retailer based in Mobile, has been acquired by Indiana-based Shoe Carnival for $67 million, the two companies announced today. Shoe...

Birmingham, Mastercard and Urban Impact announce #BuyBlackBham campaign

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin today announced a partnership with Mastercard and Urban Impact to create #BuyBlackBham to support Black-owned businesses during the holidays.

Retailers anticipate rosy holiday spending

At the height of last year’s winter pandemic surge, retail spending in Alabama during the holiday shopping season of November and December topped the...

Gadsden Mall thrives while many pine

The Gadsden Mall is thriving while others around the country are struggling.

2021 Retailers of the Year honored by Alabama Retail Association

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

Heidi Elnora takes wedding gowns to Bergdorf Goodman

Birmingham wedding gown designer Heidi Elnora will celebrate her fifteenth year in business with a show October 1 and 2 at Bergdorf Goodman in...

$200 Million Upland Park development planned in Huntsville

Nashville-based Nicol Investment Co. has announced plans for a 60-acre, $200 million Upland Park development adjacent to Cummings Research Park in Huntsville. The complex will...

Eterna Pizzeria and Caffe coming to Birmingham

Eterna Pizzeria and Caffe has signed a lease for space in Printers Corner in the Parkside District of Birmingham. The lease, signed through Orchestra Partners,...
Bruce Akin CEO

B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin retiring

After 10 years serving as CEO of B.A.S.S., Bruce Akin will be retiring Sept. 30, company officials announced today.

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