Dothan Retailer to Receive Statewide Recognition


Alabama Retail Association Contacts:
Melissa Warnke 256-338-0621 |
Nancy Dennis 334-451-0643 |


DOTHAN, AL – Eagle Eye Outfitters has been named a finalist for the 2016 Alabama Retailer of the Year awards.  Mark and Susan Anderson, the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, respectively, will be honored Oct. 18 in Birmingham by the Alabama Retail Association in cooperation with the UAB Collat School of Business during the Alabama Retail Day luncheon.  The Andersons and Eagle Eye Outfitters were nominated by Hayden Camp with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Eagle Eye Outfitters is one of 13 finalists for the 2016 Alabama Retailer of the Year awards. A panel of judges representing the media, Chambers of Commerce, retail developers, retailers and the academic community, selected 12 of the finalists from a pool of more than 70 nominated retail and restaurant owners, 41 of which submitted entries. The public chose one of the finalists through a poll on the Alabama Retail Association’s Facebook page. Other finalists include retailers with locations in Alabaster, Auburn, Birmingham, Clanton, Cottondale, Cullman, Daphne, Evergreen, Fairhope, Florence, Fort Morgan, Gadsden, Greenville, Gulf Shores, Homewood, Huntsville, Luverne, Mobile, Montgomery, Mountain Brook, Northport, Orange Beach, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Trussville, Scottsboro and Wetumpka.

“The Alabama Retail Association is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions of these businesses,” said ARA President Rick Brown. “They truly exemplify the enormous impact retailers have on their respective communities and the entire state of Alabama.”

The finalists represent four levels of annual sales and include emerging as well as veteran retailers. The level of the individual awards will be announced at the Oct. 18 awards luncheon.

The Alabama Retailer of the Year awards program, started in 1999, honors outstanding retailers who have demonstrated growth, innovation and a commitment to their respective communities.

The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Through sales of food, clothing, furniture, medicine and more, our 4,100 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Since 1943, we’ve worked to promote what’s best for the retail industry in Alabama. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.