Welcome to United Merchants Association, or UMA, the largest retail merchant association in Alabama. Since 2013, we have embarked on a mission as a community, learning, and along the way, transforming the way we do business so we can help our members achieve strong long-term financial returns.

The progress we are making is just the beginning. In just eight years, we’ve taken things into our own control and aligned our business model with the changing landscape. We’re not done yet, and we have an ambitious vision for our future that incorporates solid financial returns for every member, environmental sustainability, community needs, and our responsibility to those needs. We need your engagement, support, and guidance so we all can continuously improve, innovate, and adapt.

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Our Mission

As Alabama’s largest retail merchant association, our mission is to help our members achieve solid and sustainable financial returns by aligning our members’ interests with the needs of our esteemed vendors.

We are equally committed to fulfilling our vendors’ interests in their quest to serve our consumers and our community.

We intend to play an integral part in our community by fostering community responsibility in our business practice and integrating environmental sustainability into our long-term business strategy.

Featured Member of the Month

We will feature one of our unique member who is contributing to our mission, and help us strive for excellence. Please refer to anyone you’d like to be featured here.

Oneonta Family Mart

Oneonta AL

Featured Preferred Partner of the month