Mobile, AL (August 31, 2023) — Andy’s Music in Mobile, Alabama has once again been named one of the Top 100 musical instrument retailers in the U.S. Andy’s has received this national award eleven times since 2011.
This annual award present by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), honors music retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities.
James Andrews, Vice President at Andy's Music Inc., expressed his gratitude, saying, "Receiving this award for the eleventh time is indeed an honor, and it's all thanks to our dedicated staff."
The Top 100 designation recognizes:
- A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service
- Proven community advocacy and support for music education
- An exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
- Merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales
- Sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives
- Engaging and effective use of web and social media
Dubbed the "Retail Oscars" by Music Inc. magazine, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry's very best music product retailers and shares their strategies for success. Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for their innovative approaches to retail and for employing effective strategies in marketing and customer engagement. An independent panel of judges carefully reviews entries to determine winners in each category and to select the Dealer of the Year.
Andy's Music is a family business with a rich history of merchants dating back four generations. Their great-grandfather, Christos Andreoglou, emigrated from Smyrna, Greece in 1910 and had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile. Their grandfather, Jimmy C., ran Andy's Grill on Broad Street, and their father, Jimmy, founded Andy's Music in 1977. The business continues to carry on the tradition of excellence that has earned them the Top 100 Dealer award year after year.