Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-18

Samford University pharmacy alumnus Eddie Davis has been named a 2010 Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association.

Davis, president and pharmacist at York Drug Inc., in York and The Drug Store, Inc., in Livingston, won the Silver Award in the largest of three sales categories: that of annual sales more than $5 million. The 1985 Samford graduate also owns York Drug Home Medical in Demopolis and Fayette.

He received the award during a September 22 Retail Day luncheon at Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham. Kelley Jordan, former executive director of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, nominated Davis for the award, citing the pharmacist’s ability to keep his businesses alive when many are closing in their rural area.

Davis serves Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy as a preceptor. His son, Logan Davis, Pharm.D., is a 2008 graduate of the Samford pharmacy school.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.