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BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, today recognized 12 retail businesses with operations in 72 Alabama cities and 31 states as Retailers of the Year. Almost 50 nominations were submitted for the 2013 Retailer of the Year awards. These are the winners. Alabama Retail and UAB also recognized one business as an Alabama Centennial Retailer. The presentations were made at The Club in Birmingham during the 2013 Retail Day Luncheon. This marked the 14th presentation of the Retailer of the Year Awards since 1999 and the 11th presentation of the Centennial Retailers since 2002. RETAILERS OF THE YEARA panel of judges chose the Retailer of the Year finalists in four categories by Alabama annual sales volume: less than $1 million; $1 million to $5 million; $5 million to $20 million and more than $20 million. Bronze, silver and gold awards were presented in most categories. For the second year, the judges also selected an Emerging Retailer of the Year, an innovative and effective Alabama retailer who has been in business for at least two years, but less than five yearsGEE Emerging Retailer of the Year
Annual Sales More Than $20 Million
All of the winners in the Annual Sales More Than $20 Million category were nominated by Victor M. Brown, vice president of minority business and small business development of the Birmingham Business Alliance.
“This was an exciting day for us,” said Rick Brown, president of the Alabama Retail Association. “It is an honor to be able to recognize such an outstanding group of retailers. Each retailer honored is a credit to the retail industry and its community."
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