Welcome to the official website of the United Merchants Association, or UMA. We are the largest retail merchant association in Alabama, and since 2013, we have embarked on a mission as a community to learn and transform the way we do business in order to help our members achieve strong long-term financial returns.

The progress we’ve made is just the beginning. In just nine years, we’ve taken matters into our own hands and aligned our business model with the changing landscape. We have an ambitious vision for our future that incorporates solid financial returns for every member, environmental sustainability, and community needs. We need your engagement, support, and guidance so we all can continuously improve, innovate, and adapt.

Please browse our website and Contact Us if you have any questions.

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

Each month, we feature one of our unique members who is contributing to our mission and helping us strive for excellence. If you want someone to be featured for next month, please refer them to us!

Express Food Mart

Pell City, AL

2018 Cogswell Avenue, Pell City, AL 35125

Featured Preferred Partner of the Month

Each month, we feature a preferred partner that is contributing to our mission and helps us strive for excellence. This month’s preferred partner is Decatur Pepsi. Thank you for continuing to support UMA and our mission!