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2019 Issue 3 Edition of Alabama Grocer Digital Magazine
Please find below the 2019 Issue 3 edition of Alabama Grocer Digital Magazine! This added member benefit is meant to be shared so feel free to forward this email to associates in your organization or store level teams! Team members who want to receive the magazine directly can sign up by sending their name, title, company and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you enjoy the Alabama Grocer, please consider advertising in an upcoming issue. We can only continue this benefit, if it is supported by the members.
This edition features stories on: Little Things Make the Biggest Difference in Customer Experience; Loss Prevention with Foolproof Knowledge Retention; AGEF April Golf Outing Photos; Alabama Legislative Recap; a message from the Chairman and the President; and several articles from writers across the nation.
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The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation held its Annual Spring Golf Outing on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. This tournament raised funds for the Alabama Grocers Education Foundation, to provide scholarships to employees and children of employees of Alabama Grocers Association companies. To date AGEF has awarded over 1.2 million dollars because of the tremendous support of our members at golf tournaments such as this one.
The winners of the golf tournament were as follows: First Place Team: Don Richardson with Coca-Cola Bottling Company United; Jim Coalson with Piggly Wiggly Williams; Scott Wade with Deaver Industries; and Greg Waldrop Gateway Foods.
Second Place Team: Cory McGuffie with D&T Sales and Marketing; Morgan Hollifield with 5 Hour Energy; Jai Freeman with Freeman Foods; and Dan Burdick with Frozen Specialties.
Third Place Team: Chris Crosby & Bradley Lyman with Utz Golden Flake; and Wade Payne and Robby Robinson with Food Giant.
Closest to the Pin: Jeff Hopping with Birmingham Budweiser.
Longest Drive: Mike Bishop with Federated Insurance.
The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation Golf Outings would not be as successful without the many companies that sponsored this event and contributed their goods. The Breakfast Sponsor for this event was Pharmacist Mutual Insurance Co. and the lunch sponsor was Byars | Wright Insurance. Additional sponsors of the AGEF 2019 Spring Tournament included 5 Hour Energy; A&R Super Markets; Alabama Power Company; Associated Grocers of the South; Associated Wholesale Grocers; BevCo Sales; BTC Wholesale Distributors; Buffalo Rock Pepsi Cola Co; Bunzl Distribution; Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc.; Country Delite Farms; D&T Sales; Federated Insurance; Flowers Baking Company; Ice Cream Specialties; Merrill Lynch/Transamerica; Mitchell Grocery Corporation; Palermo’s Pizza/Advantage Solutions; Piggly Wiggly Alabama Dist.; Post Consumer Brands; Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Red Diamond Coffee & Tea; Retail Data Systems; The Hershey Company; Truno, Retail Technology Solutions; UNFI (2); United Johnson Brothers (2); Utz/Golden Flake Snack Foods and WorldPay.
Please go ahead and mark your calendars for our 2019 upcoming events: AGA Annual Convention, July 28 – 31 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida; Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon, October 23, 2019 at The Club in Birmingham, Alabama; and the AGEF Fall Golf Outing, October 24, 2019 at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.
About the Alabama Grocers Association: The Alabama Grocers Association is a state trade association representing the grocery retail industry since 1990. With more than 135 retail members operating nearly 850 stores statewide, as well as over 225 manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers and other members, the AGA is the voice of the industry in the state of Alabama. The food retail industry in Alabama provides over 70,000 jobs with over $2.2 billion in annual wages paid. Grocers pay over $2.2 billion in state and federal taxes and have a total economic impact on the state’s economy of over $12 billion dollars. For more information, go to www.alabamagrocers.org.