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Contest Winner: #ShopAlabama Pays Off for Store and Customer


#ShopAlabama Winning Photo

“I Shop Alabama at Smith’s Variety because they always have something unique, different, special or that I can’t live without! (And because my grandbaby looks so cute in their shopping baskets) #ShopAlabama” 

Vikki Grodner (above left) made that post on the Alabama Retail Facebook page with a cute photo of her grandchild in a Smith’s Variety shopping basket, then 106 likes and 14 shares later, she and Smith’s Variety owner Mary Anne Glazner (above right) each received a $300 Visa gift card from ARA.

This summer, Alabama Retail launched its Shop Alabama campaign with a contest to get shoppers to share why they #ShopAlabama. Grodner did, and she and the store she shopped in won. Smith’s Variety in the Crestline Village of Mountain Brook has been an Alabama Retail member since 1995.

Congratulations again to Smith’s Variety and Grodner!