February 25, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Agriculture and Industries, Department of

Buy Alabama's Best Campaign

PRESS RELEASE

 

Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign  

 

MONTGOMERY On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, a Press Conference will be held at 10:30 am at the Capital City Club to announce the Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign for 2011. The Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign is a partnership between the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, the Alabama Grocers Association and the Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association. Speakers will include Commissioner John McMillan, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries; Johnny Collins, President, Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association; Harold Garrett, Vice Chairman, Alabama Grocers Association; Emily Hornak, Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; John D. Fox, Jr., Vice President of Retail, Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association and Virginia Whitfield, Vice President of Membership, Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association.

 

The Buy Alabama’s Best campaign will run during the months of March and September and is designed to inform consumers what products are made, produced, manufactured and/or headquartered here in the state of Alabama. During these tough economic times it is vitally important to support our local economy. Alabama food product sales have a $2 billion impact in Alabama’s economy, tax base and along with the grocery and food service industries, employ one out of every four Alabamians. A portion of the sale of Alabama products during the months of March and September will go to Children’s Hospital of Alabama to help find a cure for childhood cancer. To date, our efforts have raised over a quarter of a million dollars.

 

In addition, during the months of March and September grocery retailers from around the state will be supporting this campaign in their stores with Alabama product displays, ads featuring Alabama products and participating retailers will sell Children’s Hospital icons to support our fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

 

For a complete list of Buy Alabama Best participating companies, visit www.BuyAlabamasBest.com.

 

For further information contact Ellie Taylor, President, Alabama Grocers Association at (205) 823-5498, etaylor@alabamagrocers.org

 

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