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Exceptional Retailers in North Carolina

As the only professional association for the retail industry in North Carolina, the NC Retail Merchants Association knows how hard it is for retail store owners and operators to run a successful store in the face of competition from around the globe.

We see firsthand all of the work our members do behind the scenes to support the communities in which they operate a business. We understand the long hours and depth of dedication it takes to be a top-notch retailer. That is why we honor retail companies annually as Retailers of the Year.

These companies are honored annually at the association’s annual spring event.

Submit a nomination today! 

Tell us about the nominee:

Please provide information about the nominee in letter/essay format.

Things to include:

  • Why you feel this business should be recognized as a 2020 Retailer of the Year,
  • Community service, customer service/relationships, innovation and contribution to the industry, special achievements, employee mentorship and leadership,
  • Business story (how/when it started, early struggles and obstacles), and
  • Letters of support, newspaper clippings, and other information.

Forms are due by April 1, 2020 to be considered.  Please email or mail the completed form to Ann Edmondson / NCRMA – ROY, PO Box 1030, Raleigh, NC 27602.

Are you an NCRMA that would like to attend the Retailer of the Year Awards Dinner in Wilmington, NC on April 22, 2020?
Please contact Amanda Wujcik (919) 832-0811 if you are interested in more information.

Congratulations to our 2019 Retailer of the Year Award winners!


Congratulations to Mike James, who won the Luther T. Moore Excellence in Government Relations Award!

Previous NCRMA Retailer of the Year Winners


  • Kimbrell’s
  • Neuse Sport Shop
  • Jimmy Jackson, Luther T. Moore Excellence in Government Relations Award


  • Advanced Auto Parts
  • Fifi’s Fine Resale (FlairTrade Consign)
  • Garner Appliance & Mattress
  • Seaboard ACE Hardware


  • Food Lion
  • Moon and Lola
  • The Glass Jug
  • Starnes Jewelers


  • Lowes Foods
  • Monkee’s
  • Ray Price Harley-Davidson
  • Walgreens


  • Harris Teeter
  • Lanier Hardware
  • Lowe’s Companies
  • Person Street Pharmacy


  • Belk
  • Carlie C’s IGA
  • Manteo Furniture Company
  • Rising Sun Pools and Spas
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