Honors Tuesday for the winners of the 2013 Retailer of the Year award.
Members of the Vermont Retail Association gathered at Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge to celebrate Farm-Way of Bradford. It's a family owned business with 36 employees. Advance Music in Burlington received the Community Gem award, and the Greentailer of the year is Vermont Farm Table in Burlington.
"Our organization represents retailers around the state and we want to celebrate excellence in retail and Farm-Way demonstrates that," said Tasha Wallis of the Vermont Retail Association. "Tourists have one thing in common when they come to Vermont and that's that they all shop and that's a wonderful thing for us."
More than 40,000 Vermonters are employed in retail businesses. That's 16 percent of the entire workforce.
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