2022 Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign Spring Details Announced
Montgomery, Ala. —The Alabama Grocers Association, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association held a media briefing for the Buy Alabama’s Best campaign on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
The media briefing was held on the Alabama State Capitol Lawn. Speakers included Governor Kay Ivey, Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate and AFMPA President Mike Hansen.
The Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign formed in 2006 when four Alabama companies, the Alabama Grocers Association, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries saw a need to identify products that were made in Alabama. Today, Buy Alabama’s Best has grown to over 50 companies that are either headquartered in Alabama, or produce, manufacture or make their products in our state.
Alabama food manufacturers not only sell products in Alabama and employ Alabamians, but they also purchase vast amounts of raw farm products to make goods, paper, boxes and packaging. Alabama food product sales have a $2 billion impact on Alabama’s economy, tax base and along with the food service industries, employ one out of every four Alabamians.
Retailers throughout Alabama will be supporting this campaign in their stores with Alabama product displays, ads, signage and special promotions. When consumers shop in their local grocery store, they need to look for the Buy Alabama’s Best logo under products to ensure they are buying the best products made right here in Alabama.
The Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign is proud to announce a renewed partnership with Children’s of Alabama. BAB previously partnered with Children’s from 2006-2019 and raised over $750,000 for the charity through icon sales, donations, and grants. Founded in 1911, Children’s of Alabama provides medical care for ill and injured children. With more than 3.5 million square feet, it is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 90% of Alabama’s children with cancer and blood disorders and is committed to finding a cure for more than 2,000 children each year.
“We are really excited about our partnership with Children’s of Alabama,” said Ellie Taylor, President of the Alabama Grocers Association. “Children’s Hospital touches the lives of so many in Alabama and we are lucky to have such a great charity for our campaign. All of the funds raised will stay right here in Alabama.”
“The partnership with Buy Alabama’s Best means so much to Children’s of Alabama,” said Emily Hornak, Director of Cause Marketing at Corporate Partnerships at Children’s of Alabama. “Buy Alabama’s Best provides valuable philanthropy and incredible awareness across Alabama. Every dollar raised through this partnership is focused on the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders and their quest to always be committed to a cure.”
For a complete list of Buy Alabama Best participating companies, visit www.buyalabamasbest.org.